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911 Called on Black Assembly Candidate While Canvassing

Shelia Stubbs, Assembly

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.

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