State Rep. Sheila Stubbs (D-Madison) was honored Tuesday by the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) with a WCA Outstanding Legislator Award for her work on behalf of county government during the 2021-2022 Legislative Session.
“I’m honored and humbled by this award. It’s like a dream come true. I never saw myself being recognized. I just see myself as a worker,” Stubbs tells Madison365. “So when they said that I received this award, I couldn’t believe it. I could not believe it until I had the award in my hand.”
WCA Government Affairs Associate Daniel Bahr presented Stubbs with the WCA Outstanding Legislator Award on Tuesday at her office in the Wisconsin State Capitol Building. The WCA Outstanding Legislator Award is presented biennially to a select group of legislators who have represented county interests in both the legislature and in their districts, according to a press release from the organization. These legislators have demonstrated leadership for counties on key issues, legislation and the state budget.
“I am just so honored to be recognized as an outstanding legislator for the legislative session for 2021-2022 where I have been working in a bipartisan [manner] and getting a large number of bills passed. I had nine bills passed — including the deregulation of hairbraiding bill — and then eight bills from the criminal justice racial disparities task force that were passed. I think they were able to see the impact that I have had with counties, too.”
Stubbs has been working at two levels of government for many years just wrapping up 16 years on the Dane County Board in April on top of working in the Wisconsin State Legislature.
“Representative Stubbs deeply understands and is dedicated to advancing county issues not only in Dane County, but across our state,” said WCA President & CEO Mark D. O’Connell in a statement. “As a previous member of the county board and longtime partner of our association, she knows that county issues are at the foundation of a strong and vibrant Wisconsin. We are grateful to her for her work and her dedication to advancing sensible public policy.”