Alder Sue Ellingson
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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I was elected to the Madison Common Council on April 5, 2011. I enjoy being alder. I like talking to people in the district and helping them find solutions to problems. I like working out knotty issues. I love making Madison the best place it can be. Most of the credit goes to our city employees. They're capable and helpful and work very hard to do their jobs right.
My husband, John Schafer, and I moved to Madison in March 2000. He worked for the phone company, but has since retired. After we arrived I got busy with environmental groups, especially Wild Ones Natural Landscapers and the Friends of Lake Wingra.
On Nov 3, 2004, the day after John Kerry was defeated for president, I decided I had to help win elections. I've managed campaigns for city council, county board, and state assembly. In 2010, when our previous alder told me that she would not seek reelection, I decided it was time for me to run.
I have two grown children, Eric and Tara. Eric lives in Madison with his wife Emily. Tara lives in Denver with her husband George and the sweetest, cutest grandbabies on the planet, Eli and Luke.
You can contact me at District13@CityofMadison.com or 259-1824.