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About Alder Rummel
I look forward to serving District 6 residents and the city for another term. I will work with residents to build the city that serves us as we face the opportunities and challenges of growth.
I will prioritize scaling up affordable housing efforts and protect already existing affordable housing. I will also focus on safe and people centered streets and accessible transit that serves those that most rely on it. I will work to protect our drinking water and the lakes/waterways from the toxic legacy of industrial and agricultural pollution.
I have a deep commitment to improving people's life chances. I bring an anti-racist, social justice and environmental lens to my work. I enjoy engaging residents in local government, making sure everyone understands people have the power to shape and make policy through the democratic process.
I grew up on the south side of Chicago in a mixed-race household. I came to Madison to attend the UW and I never left! I learned about US empire and the history of US radical movements. I worked at cooperative businesses including the Mifflin St Grocery Coop and the Rainbow Bookstore Coop. I also worked for seven years for the WI Department of Revenue/DOR where I was a proud union member of AFSCME Local 1 until retiring on April 1, 2022. I am currently an LTE at DOR. For the last several years, I have been an active member of the Madison Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America.
As a neighborhood resident, I got involved in the Marquette Neighborhood Association, volunteered at neighborhood festivals, and participated in city planning efforts for the Cap East District and McPike Park. I first decided to run for Common Council in 2007 and served as the District 6 Alder until 2021. I am proud of the work I did creating new neighborhoods and businesses along the E Washington corridor, expanding community oversight of police, and planning for the Madison Public Market.
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I look forward to the future and working with you.