Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, December 27, 2019

2017 alumna Andrae seeking County Board seat

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4/13/20 UPDATE

Richelle Andrae (MPA ’17) was elected to the Dane County Board of Supervisors, District 11 on April 7. Andrae is a strategic policy analyst at Deloitte, where she works with Wisconsin Medicaid’s eHealth & Quality Team to support the state’s health IT priorities.

District 11 is in the Hilldale area, roughly bounded by University Avenue, Old Middleton and Old Sauk roads on the north; N. and S. Franklin Avenue on the east; Mineral Point Road on the south; and Island Drive on the west. It also includes all of Madison Aldermanic District 11 and a section of District 5.

Kelly Danner, who represented the district since April 2018, is not seeking re-election.

“Andrae is running to make sure that Dane County is a place where all people can thrive by prioritizing equity and investing in housing, transportation, natural resources, and mental health,” a media release said. “If elected, she plans to increase accessibility to local government, pragmatically coordinate resources, and ensure that Madison is positioned for smart growth.”

Key elements of her platform include prioritizing coordination across local government agencies and community organizations, proactively engaging with residents, and infusing diverse voices into local decision-making. She believes that Madison is at a turning point in many ways, and that local elected officials have a unique opportunity to embrace the community’s challenges head on. This includes working creatively to build Dane County’s infrastructure and increase access to resources such as mental health services.

Andrae serves on the Executive Committee of the City of Madison Equal Opportunities Commission and is a volunteer responder with the Rape Crisis Center. She began her career in education and youth work, serving as an AmeriCorps member and a youth employment specialist after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and religious studies from UW–Madison. Learn more online