Politician Info

As a candidate she did not support recreational marijuana measures and leaned towards decriminalization.  The newly elected Rep. Myers from Milwaukee did not author, sponsor or co-sponsor legislation on marijuana reform her first session as an Assembly Representative.  In 2020 she changed her tune and co-sponsored adult use legalization legislation.

Holds office State Assembly District 12

  • Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 21, 1984; single.
  • Graduate Rufus King High School, 2002; B.A. in Political Science, Alcorn State University, 2006; M. Ed., Strayer University, 2009; Ed.D., Argosy University, 2016.
  • Educator; small business owner. Former subcommittee clerk, U.S. House of Representatives; former legislative aide, Wisconsin State Senate.
  • Member: Alcorn State University National Alumni Association (Milwaukee Chapter Vice President); Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Democratic Party of Wisconsin; Historically Black College/University Alumni United (President); Milwaukee Metropolitan Alliance of Black School Educators; National Education Association; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Wisconsin African American Chamber of Commerce.
  • Former member: National Membership Director College Democrats of America (2005–2006); Phi Delta Kappa International; National Council of Negro Women.
  • Elected to Assembly 2018.
Position on Marijuana Legalization

July 2018:  Opposed at this time. "I not at the point of legalizing it totally just to have a free for all."

2020 Legislation session she did co-sponsor AB 846 for recreational marjiuana.

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

July 2018: Supports but did not co-sponsor the Decriminalization Bill.  "I think we should decriminalize marijuana"

Position on Medical Marijuana

Unknown, did not co-sponsor AB 570.

Sponsored Legislation


Co-sponsored Legislation

Adult Use AB 846 in 2020


An educator who pulled off a major upset when she defeated a longtime incumbent lawmaker in the Democratic primaries will become one of only two black women in Wisconsin’s state Assembly — a feat she attributes to long days knocking on voters’ doors.

Contact LaKeshia Myers

Email: Rep.Myers@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/legislators/assembly/2167

Phone: 608-266-5813


State Capitol, Room 3 North Post Office Box 8953

Madison, WI 53708

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