Endorsements

"I have had the pleasure of working with Veronica in bringing awareness of how domestic violence affects our community. Her passion and drive for the wellbeing of our community are bold. She is tireless in representing our community to change the areas of community safety, empowerment, and economic development. She invests in our community and deeply believes in uplifting everyone and empowering those that have been marginalized by the systems of oppression. I'm proud to endorse Veronica Figueroa for Alder for District 18. I know she will be committed to the work that is needed for Madison." Says Araceli Esparza, Voter, Homeowner, Local business owner, and parent.

"Veronica is an outstanding public servant and selfless leader. She is a solutions-driven candidate with what it takes to serve others. I have observed her integrity and dedication in advocating for Dane Counties' most disadvantaged populations. She truly cares about seeing communities mobilize and thrive," Says Jessica Cavazos, CEO of the Latino Chamber of Commerce.

"Veronica is an important voice for Madison. She's been a tireless advocate for marginalized groups and has a deep understanding of the underserved populations in our city. Madison is the best city on earth, and we deserve Veronica in the District 18 seat." Says Ashley Quinto Powell, Speaker and Self Advocacy Expert.

"I am truly encouraged and inspired by Veronica and her advocacy. She truly understands the issues that affect Northsiders like affordable housing, safety, and equity, and is dedicated to finding solutions that work for everyone." Says David Hart, Attorney, and Pastor.

"I am pleased to endorse the campaign of Verónica Figueroa Velez for District 18! Veronica has worked for years to make Madison safer via her advocacy work; and more beautiful via her art. I believe now is her time to bring her strong leadership, passion, and commitment to District 18 as their new Alder!" Says Lilada Gee, Artist/Podcast Host/Founder of Black Women Heal Day.

"I Strongly support Veronica Figueroa Velez's candidacy for district 18. she is a force to be recognized for her domestic violence and mental health advocacy in the City of Madison and her commitment to communities of color, immigrants, and survivors." Says Shonita Roach, Founder, Shades of You, Shades of Me. She is an Advocate for Maternal Mental Health Awareness. She’s the Legislative Co-Chair for PSI-Wisconsin, she holds several prestigious community leadership roles within the state of Wisconsin. She is the first African American woman elected in 2017 to chair the DPW Women's Caucus.

 

"Veronica is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable people in our community: women, children, immigrants, survivors of violence. I've seen firsthand that she is an incredible organizer, systems thinker, and empath. She will fight for her District and for families in Madison." Says Joe Maldonado, City of Fitchburg Alder, District 1.

"I support Veronica Figueroa as an Alder for District 18 because: She not only understands equity but has worked and continues working tirelessly to make sure Madison is an equitable place for those more vulnerable. She works hard to make sure the needs of those more vulnerable are met. She is a great advocate and ally to the LGBT+ community. She puts people first and makes sure that infrastructure and development meet the needs of our communities first. She fights for the community, works for the community. She is community." Says Baltazar de Anda-Santana, Volunteer Director of Orgullo Latinx LGBTQ+ of Dane County.

"Veronica is a caring and skilled problem solver who will prioritize a safe and thriving Northside. For the past ten years, I have seen Veronica successfully implement programs and partner with many community organizations and agencies to advance equity and wellbeing in our city. Veronica gets things done through a collaborative approach. I am honored to support Veronica for District 18 Alder," said Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, former Madison City Alder District 5.

"I'm supporting the candidacy of Veronica Figueroa-Velez as I know she will provide needed leadership on Madison Common Council. She is a change agent, very brought, and an advocate for all women in our community. She's a positive role model for her daughters and underprivileged in the community," Says Juan Jose Lopez, Former Madison School Board.

"I know very few people who are as passionate about serving others as Veronica Figueroa Velez. As a long time resident of Madison, she knows how to get things accomplished! Her hard work and dedication will serve the residents of District 18 well!" Says Johnny Winston Jr., Former Madison School Board.

"Veronica Figueroa is seeking to be your Alder for District 18 because she wants to represent you and your family's needs on the city council. She wants to respond to you – the residents of the 18th District. That seems pretty direct, honest, and genuine – which describes how I have known Veronica over the past 20 years. She will provide responsive representation to the citizens of the 18th District, which is why I enthusiastically support Veronica and encourage you to do the same," Says Bill Clingan, Former Madison School Board Member.