MADISON (WKOW) — Dane County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs says she was humiliated and insulted after a constituent called 911 on her while she was canvassing for the 77th Assembly District leading up to the Democratic primary last month.
According to a report by the Cap Times, the caller suspected Stubbs was part of a drug deal when she was in an unspecified west side neighborhood on a Tuesday evening in August. The caller reportedly told police they thought Stubbs, her mother and daughter were waiting outside a home for drugs.
Stubbs tells the Cap Times she was introducing herself to voters, and her mother and daughter were waiting in the car. She explained to police that she was canvassing when they arrived in the neighborhood.
In an interview, Stubbs said, “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.”
Stubbs isn’t facing a Republican opponent in the general election on November 6, so she’s effectively the representative-elect for the 77th Assembly District.