Get to Know Representative Deb Andraca

I was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2020 representing the communities of Bayside, Fox Point, Grafton, Mequon, Thiensville and Whitefish Bay. 

My family and I are 18 year residents of the 23rd district and all of us do our best to give back to our community. I have served as PTO president at Cumberland Elementary school, leader of two Girl Scout troops, a volunteer fundraiser for the Urban Ecology Center and a Milwaukee-area leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense.

When my daughters were young, as a stay-at-home mom I earned my teacher’s license part-time through Alverno College, completing my coursework in 2018. I taught third-grade math at Bruce Guadalupe Community School and was an elementary substitute in the Whitefish Bay School District. 

Before starting my teaching career I was a Vice President at FleishmanHillard International Communications, communications director and lobbyist for the Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest, and press secretary on a Congressional campaign. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1992, I lived in Washington DC where I earned a master’s degree at George Washington University while working full-time at the Solar Energy Industries Association. 

My family includes my husband Marc, two daughters at Whitefish Bay High School, and my mom who splits her time between Milwaukee and North Carolina. We have one labradoodle named Penny, a certified therapy dog.