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Leading the way in the Assembly for legal marijuana in Wisconsin is Rep. Sargent.  She earned her A.

She has announced she will not seek re-election to the assembly in 2020 and will be seeking the Senate seat of Miller who is retiring.

Holds office State Senate District 16

  • Born Madison, Wisconsin, March 28, 1969; married; 4 sons.
  • Graduate Madison East High School, 1987; B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991. Graduate Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development; Emerging Leaders Program, University of Virginia, 2014; Toll Fellowship, 2015.
  • Small business owner.
  • Member: Women in Government; WiLL/WAND; Emerge Wisconsin (board of directors); Dane County Democratic Party; Democratic Party; Make Room for Youth; Friends of Cherokee Marsh; BSA Glacier's Edge Council (board of directors).
  • Former member: Midwest Shiba Inu Dog Rescue (president); Gompers PTO (president).
  • Recipient: National Federation of Women Legislators Woman of Excellence; WiLL Pacesetter Award; Arc Dane County Elected Official of the Year 2014; Citizen Action Activist Achievement Award 2014; Eleanor Roosevelt Award nominee 2013; Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Conservation Champion 2016, 2014.
  • Dane County Board of Supervisors, 2010–14.
  • Elected to Assembly since 2012.

Member of State Capitol and Executive Residence Board


"Oklahoma voters will decide on recreational marijuana legalization during a special election in March of 2023 It's #hightime for Wisconsin to follow suit and take the necessary steps to legalize cannabis in our state. Wisconsinites are ready!" (Twitter, October 2022)

“The facts clearly show that legalization is right for Wisconsin and that the most dangerous thing about marijuana is that it’s illegal,” Sargent said.


Contact Melissa Agard

Email: Sidney.Litke@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/16/agard

Phone: 608-266-9170


Room 126 South State Capitol Post Office Box 7882 Post Office Box 7882

Madison, WI 53708

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