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I moved to Madison almost 20 years ago for an environmental internship. Of course I fell in love with Madison - the lakes, the farmer's market, the summer festivals, the food scene. The internship grew into a job, and that led me to my former job at the UW. I put down roots by buying a modest home in the Eken Park neighborhood and getting into local politics. I met my partner Amy in 2008, and I couldn't be happier. Everyone should have that kind of opportunity - but not everyone does, and that's why I ran for Mayor. It's what inspires me to work hard every day to make Madison number one - for everyone. 

- Mayor Satya

Image:  Satya, her partner Amy, and their dog Leo.

Image:  Satya presenting at a Mayor's Innovation Project event.

  • Elected in April 2019 as Madison's 58th Mayor, the city’s second female mayor and the first out LGBTQ person to hold the office.


  • Six years on the Madison City Council, representing District 12 - East High to Warner Park

  • Thirteen years working with mayors all around the country as Managing Director of the Mayors Innovation Project

  • Over twenty years of experience managing projects, budgets and staff

  • Trained in science, with degrees in biology and ecology

  • Chair of the Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee and appointed to the Madison Food Policy Council.

  • Proud member of United Faculty and Academic Staff, AFT Local 223

  • Former Board Member of the Democratic Party of
    Dane County


View Satya's full resume on LinkedIn:

"I'm running for re-election because I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to thrive." 

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