Dane County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs had the cops called on her last month as she was canvassing for an Assembly seat, Cap Times reports.
Law enforcement received a call on Aug. 7 about a car in a Madison, Wisconsin neighborhood from someone who suspected a drug deal was taking place.
Stubbs said she was in the area with her 8-year-old daughter and her mother, who was driving the vehicle, introducing herself to people in the area ahead of the Democratic primary for the 77th Assembly District.
“It’s 2018 … It shouldn’t be strange that a black woman’s knocking on your door. I didn’t do anything to make myself stand out. I felt like they thought I didn’t belong there,” she told Cap Times.
Stubbs, who won the Democratic primary with 50 percent of the vote, isn’t facing a Republican challenger in the November elections, will represent the district.
Police notes from the call were released that read:
“FULLY OCCUPIED SILVER 4 DR SEDAN NEWER MODEL – THINKS THEY ARE WAITING FOR DRUGS AT THE LOCAL DRUG HOUSE – WOULD LIKE THEM MOVED ALONG.”
“I belong where I choose to go,” said Stubbs. “You don’t have to like me. You don’t even have to respect me. But I have a right to be places.”
She will be the first African-American to represent Dane County in the state’s legislature, according to Cap Times.