First African-American woman to represent Dane County elected

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Shelia Stubbs was elected to the Dane County Board of Supervisors in 2006 and has served on the board ever since.

On Tuesday night, she was elected to Wisconsin's 77th Assembly District, which includes the south and west sides of Madison.

Stubbs will be the first African-American woman ever to represent Dane County in the state legislature.

"I am so honored and grateful and thankful," Stubbs said. "I know there are so many youth that are looking up to me, African-American children. This tells me that the state of Wisconsin is ready for change."

Stubbs joined Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor-elect Mandela Barnes on Wednesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. She said Tuesday's elections made her feel like she is included.

"It shows me that what we're trying to do is embrace differences and diversity, and we are ready to get things done," she said.