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District 6

Alder Brian Benford

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Alder Brian Benford

Contact Information

Home Address:

2722 Center Ave

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
WI Relay Service

Alder Benford’s Updates

Who is the alderperson?

January 3, 2022 10:55 AM


New alder districts & wards are now in effect!

When I ran for public office back in 2002, I started an interesting experiment where I would stop 10 random people inside my old district, and pretend to be "new in town".  I would ask, who is the alderperson for the area?  Besides the blank looks, maybe, just maybe, one  out of ten people might know the answer.  When followed by, what does an alderperson do?, it appeared that nobody really understood what an alder actually does.  Having lived in District 6 before I was drawn out of my seat, I realized that D6 was a far more active and progressive district than my old one.  Before last April's election, I asked ten folks who their alder was and three D sixers, knew who their alder was and one person actually knew what alders did.   

I am very excited to serve the new District 6 which I believe to be potentially, the most active voting district in Wisconsin in the future.  My district will cross the isthmus from lake to lake including the Tenny Lapham and Marquette Neighborhood associations. I now live in District 15, and know that I will be well served by Alder Grant Foster (I love this guy).  I feel a tad saddened that I will no longer represent my SASY neighborhood, but I have learned that you don't need to be an alder to make your community better.  Afterall, what does an alder do anyway? 


After the completion of the U.S. Census every 10 years, City of Madison aldermanic districts are redrawn.

As of January 1, 2022, some Madison residents (like me) may have been placed in a new alder district

Members of the public have the ability to quickly see who their (new) Alder is by utilizing the free Find My Alder tool &/or the free Who Are My Elected Officials? tool.


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