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Friday, April 18, 2014

Mandy Wright

Mandy Wright
Candidate For Assembly District 85

Mandy Wright

Candidate Background


2016 Ewing St
Wausau, WI 54403-6908

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Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Mandy Wright is an educator and involved citizen focused on empowering her community.  As a wife, parent of three beautiful daughters, teacher, and volunteer, Mandy has deep roots in this community.
Born and raised in Wausau, Mandy grew up exploring the woods and Wisconsin River near her childhood home north of Wausau, and enjoyed reading, always reading.  She attended Riverview Elementary and earned Varsity letters as  cross-country ski captain, goalie and captain of the girls' soccer team, and the football kicker.  After graduating from Wausau East, she studied English and Norwegian, receiving her B.A. from St. Olaf College.  She worked for the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and as an after-school coordinator at Jefferson Elementary organizing many community programs and events.  In 2000, Mandy organized a Food Camp for children focused on local, sustainable food production.  Her family is a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), which provides local food and community to her family.  The Wrights also frequent local farmer's markets and make a point to shop locally.  Mandy and her husband volunteer to teach religious education.  With an MA in Education from Viterbo University, Mandy worked for four years as an English/ELL Teacher at Wausau West.  After her third child was born, she took a year to be a stay-at-home mom and taught evening classes for Upper Iowa University.  She is now teaching sixth grade and coaching soccer at Horace Mann Middle School. 
During the past year, Mandy has seen the need for grounded, local citizens to be involved in the political process and advocate for the best interests of our community.  In Middle Wisconsin, a non-aligned citizens' group, Mandy participated as a founder and cofacilitator.  Since its inception, Middle Wisconsin has focused on education of issues, outlets for communication, and opportunities for action.  Mandy currently serves on the board of directors for Family Planning Health Services.  She is a proud graduate of EMERGE Wisconsin, which trains Democratic women to run for office. 
She looks forward to listening to the concerns of all citizens in the 85th Assembly and working with you to advocate for the best interests of our economy, healthcare, education, and environment.