Julia Arata-Fratta

Democrat Julia Arata-Fratta, current Fitchburg City Common Council member and former president of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County, has announced that she will run for Wisconsin State Assembly District 47.

“Far too often, hard working families in our communities do not have a voice in our state government,” she said. “Scott Walker and his attacks on our public schools, local government control and UW System have led to economic policy disasters and hurt the hard working families in this district, and across the state.”

State Rep. Robb Kahl (D-Monona) announced that he will not seek re-election to a third term representing the 47th Assembly District. In announcing his decision to step down from politics and concentrate on his private business ventures, Kahl said he believes many have let politics get in the way of serving the public.

Arata-Fratta said she would fight for every resident of the district.

“As a woman, wife, and a proud mother of two children, I want the residents of McFarland, Fitchburg and Monona to know that I will fight every day for social justice, jobs and the rights of each and every citizen that have made Wisconsin a place we can all be proud to call home,” she said.

Arata-Fratta is a supervisor in the tax and business services department at Wegner CPAs.

She sits on the boards of United Way of Dane County and Agrace Hospice. Since June 2014, she has been a member of Fitchburg Community and Economic Development Authority (CEDA). She is a former member of the board of directors for the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce and the South Central Advisor Team for Wisconsin Women Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC).

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