VOL. 16   NO. 9 -- APRIL 5, 2021


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REFLECTIONS/Jonathan Gramling

Jonathan Gramling

A Tsunami of Change

Those of us who are involved in politics could see it coming. For the past two years, it has been my honor to serve on the board of Adelante, a political action organization that recruits, trains and supports people of color who run for political office. Working on this level gives one a pretty good view of the political developments that have been happening in our county.

It appeared to me that the movement of people of color running for office gained momentum in 2015. Before that, it seemed that perhaps 2-4 people of color would run for elected office and not all of them won. But in early 2015, it appeared to me that a change was on the horizon. The Hues devoted its February 2015 cover story to these new candidates. There were approximately 10 candidates who were running for office in Middleton, Madison and Sun Prairie. And the majority of them went on to win including Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Barbara McKinney, Sheri Carter, Julia Arata-Fratta, Jason Gonzalez, Samba Baldeh and Marilyn Ruffin.