Shelia Stubbs wins 77th Assembly district primary, makes history

Shelia Stubbs wins 77th Assembly district primary, makes history
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Sheila Stubbs

Shelia Stubbs, a Dane County supervisor, is on her way to becoming the first black legislator from Dane County in state government.

Stubbs cruised to victory in the Democratic primary for the 77th Assembly district, which covers part of downtown Madison and the city’s West side.

With 82 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Stubbs had 50 percent of the vote.

She faces no Republican opponent in November for a seat representing a heavily blue district.

Earlier this year, longtime state Rep.Terese Berceau announced that she will not be seeking re-election, opening the door for several candidates to run for her seat.

Mark Garthwaite, Shabnam Lotfi and John Imes also ran in the Democratic primary.

Lotfi amassed 36 percent of the vote, while Imes and Garthwaite received 8 and 6 percent of the vote with 82 percent of precincts reporting, respectively.

Stubbs had the endorsement from Berceau.