Politician Info

Elected in 2018, former pastor and first year assembly representative from Wauwatosa did not sponsor any legislation on marijuana reform in 2019-2020.   In 2020-22 legislation session she stepped up the plate and co-sponsored recreational marijuana.

Holds office State Assembly District 14

  • Born Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, November 11, 1976; married; 2 children.
  • Attended Westlake High School, Austin, Texas; graduated James Madison High School, Vienna, Virginia, 1995; B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Studio Art, James Madison University, 1999; M.A. in Religion, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2002.
  • Current small business owner and photographer. Former pastor; church planter; youth minister.
  • Member: Exploit No More (co-founder, executive board member).
  • Elected to Assembly 2018.
Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

Assembly District 14 in Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties, including the city Wauwatosa and areas west along 190. (MAP) This district was a close one last election cycle. In the 2018 election, we saw four candidates on the general, with Libertarian and Moderation Party candidates taking 3.2% of the vote. Democrat Robyn Vining won by 138 votes or .4%  - source

Milwaukee County 2018 referendum:

“Do you favor allowing adults 21 years of age and older to engage in the personal use of marijuana, while also regulating commercial marijuana-related activities, and imposing a tax on the sale of marijuana?”

  • 70% YES
  • 30% NO

City of Waukesha 2018 Referendum:

“Should cannabis be legalized in Wisconsin for medicinal purposes, and regulated in the same manner as other prescription drugs?”

  • 77% YES
  • 23% NO
Contact Robyn Vining

Email: rep.vining@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/14/vining

Phone: 608-266-9180


State Capitol, Room 306 West Post Office Box 8953

Madison, WI 53708

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