Alder Anita Weier
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Weier is a graduate of the UW-Madison with degrees in journalism and library/information studies. Her professional work consisted of 30 years as an award-winning reporter and editor. She has been married to John Weier for 43 years and has one grown daughter.
Weier has lived on the Northside of Madison for 19 years. During that time, she has come to love the greenery, the waterways, the marsh and – most of all – the people. Northside residents and business people are a creative, hard-working, independent bunch. They help each other and work for the good of the neighborhood.
Since she retired from the Capital Times in 2009, Weier has had time to learn more about the community and to work with various organizations for the Northside. She served on the boards of the Northside Planning Council and the Friends of Cherokee Marsh. Weier also helped a local committee raise funds to restore a historic Statue of Liberty replica that has been at Warner Park for decades. Her volunteer work at the Lakeview Branch Library has included leading a book discussion group, co-organizing a Poetry Fest and helping with book sales. For the past two summers, she has been a Reading Buddy to kids at the Vera Court Neighborhood Center.
Now Weier is taking her involvement a step beyond by serving on the Madison Common Council. She was elected to the Common Council in April 2011, and re-elected without opposition in April 2013.
Alder Weier strives to represent the Northside in a strong, intelligent and caring manner. She believes that elected representatives should fight for what their constituents want and need, not what outside interests want. They should decide issues one-by-one on the merits, not as part of a party line. That is true democracy.