JoCasta Zamarripa

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8


JoCasta was the first Latina elected to the Wisconsin legislature


Representative JoCasta Zamarripa is proud to have been born and raised in the community which she now represents, serving Milwaukee’s 8th Assembly District which is home to the largest Latino population in the great state of Wisconsin and a district that has always had a rich immigrant history. Prior to becoming the first Latina woman elected to Wisconsin Legislature in November 2010, JoCasta worked for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Fair Wisconsin, and served as a board member for 9 to 5 National Association of Working Women. She has always been a champion of equality. JoCasta also knows the importance of being a strong role model and of hard work as she herself comes from a family of workers who moved to Wisconsin seeking better economic opportunities.

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