Dane County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs won the Democratic nomination for the 77th district State Assembly seat with just under 50 percent of the vote over Shabnam Lotfi, who earned 36 percent of the vote, John Imes and Mark Garthwaite.
With no Republican running in the November general election, Stubbs will take the seat being vacated by the retirement of longtime representative Terese Berceau.
“I am so grateful to God, who is the center of my life,” Stubbs said. “I am grateful to my family, to my campaign team, Team Stubbs. I want to thank all the candidates who ran a great race. I really thank the people of the 77th district, who have chosen a passionate leader, a fighter who will go to the state legislature and fight for all of our rights that have been infringed upon. I’m excited, I’m thankful. I couldn’t have done it without strong people within the community who have always been there for my family.”
Stubbs will be the first person of color to represent any part of Dane County in the State Assembly.