WUFPAC Endorses Kelda Helen Roys in Bid for Wisconsin Congressional Seat
Women Under Forty PAC, a nonpartisan political action committee that supports women forty years of age and under running for federal office, today announced its endorsement of Kelda Helen Roys, candidate for U.S. Congress in Wisconsin’s 2nd District.
Roys, 32, is the only woman running in the open seat vacated by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, who is running for the U.S. Senate. She is a two-term state Assemblywoman and Chair of the Democratic Caucus.
“This seat has been extremely well served by Congresswoman Baldwin and it is imperative that a woman replace her,” said Katie Vlietstra, WUFPAC President. “With the number of women in Congress decreasing in 2010, it is more important than ever that we work hard to elect outstanding female candidates like Roys. WUFPAC is proud to support her.”
In the state Assembly, Roys has served as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Health & Healthcare Reform and currently serves as Ranking Member on the Committee on Elections & Campaign Finance Reform and the Committee on Consumer Protection & Personal Privacy. Prior to being elected to office, Roys was Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, the political leader of the state’s reproductive rights movement.
Rep. Roys received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, focusing on civil rights and international law. Kelda practices law at Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson, a small Madison firm, where she works with individuals and small businesses. In law school, she worked for the Wisconsin Innocence Project, helping to free innocent people from prison, and pass legislative reforms to prevent wrongful convictions.
To learn more about Roys, visit her website at www.keldaforcongress.com.