Madison Common Councilor Brenda Konkel is running for re-election this April. Konkel was first elected to the Madison Common Council in 2001, and was re-elected three times since. Brenda is a well-known and respected Madison community leader and political force, who champions tenant rights, affordable housing and inclusionary zoning ordinances. She served as president of the Madison Common Council in 2004-2005 and today is also the Executive Director of the Tenant Resource Center and on the Board of Directors of the Social Justice Center and Community Shares of Wisconsin. In her spare time, she also helps coordinate the national Green Officeholders Network.
While she has faced no challenger the last two elections, this year there are several potential candidates seeking her seat. Brenda Konkel is a excellent campaigner and has already begun to organize her re-election campaign.
Brenda’s blog “This side of town” keeps her in touch with her constituents and also gives an idea of the deep knowledge she has of Madison municipal affairs.
If you would like to donate to Brenda’s re-election campaign, checks should be made out to Friends of Brenda Konkel and be sent to PO Box 1822 Madison, WI 53701-1822.