Amanda White Eagle is a near-lifelong resident of Wisconsin. Her dad, Denis Rockman, served in the Air Force, and Amanda was born on an Air Force base in Grand Forks, North Dakota. After her father was discharged, the family returned to Wisconsin, where both of her parents grew up on family farms. They instilled in Amanda a strong work ethic and showed her how to be a public servant.
Amanda is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, and has worked for the Ho-Chunk Nation tribal government in varying capacities for the past fifteen years. These include service as the tribe’s Associate Judge, Attorney General, and Senior Tribal Counsel.
Amanda graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with liberal arts degrees in 2001. She went on to attend the University of Wisconsin Law School, and graduated in 2005.
Amanda currently resides in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, along with her husband, two sons, two daughters, and their French bulldog.
Amanda is running for Wisconsin Assembly because she understands the hardships that families in her district face. She knows families are struggling to access affordable health care and broadband internet, and are concerned about road conditions and the state’s infrastructure. She knows through her own kids that active shooter drills, climate change, and college affordability are on the tops of their minds. And she believes it’s time for change in Wisconsin. As she has talked to families from her District 92 communities, she has found her neighbors want and need a dedicated, driven, and authentic leader. Amanda is ready to be that leader.
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Amanda knows that Climate Change is one of the most important issues of our lifetimes. As a state Representative, she will work to preserve Wisconsin’s beautiful landscape, while working to invest in green energy jobs.
Amanda believes that the state of Wisconsin needs to support its teachers and invest more in public education. She also believes that every Wisconsin resident should have access to affordable post-secondary education.
Health Care for many in rural Wisconsin is inaccessible and unaffordable. Amanda wants to expand access to Medicaid and ensure that rural hospitals are well-funded.
Over the past decade, internet access has gone from a luxury to an everyday necessity, yet in much of rural Wisconsin, internet access is slow or unreliable. Today, Wisconsin residents need internet access for things like health care, school, work, and much more. Broadband access is vital to the economic development of rural Wisconsin, and Amanda will fight to ensure that all Wisconsin residents have access to broadband internet.
In 2018, Democratic candidates received 200,000 more votes than Republicans and won all statewide offices, but are teetering on the brink of superminority in the Assembly. Just 2 years ago, Democrats received 54% of the vote for State Assembly, but won only 36% of the seats, all due to Republican gerrymandering.
Republicans are just 3 seats away from gaining a supermajority in the House. Fending off a Republican supermajority in the House will allow Democrats to retain a seat at the redistricting table. If we can keep the GOP from gaining a supermajority, we can retain Democratic Governor Evers’ veto power over the next set of maps.
These are ‘last chance’ races: whoever is elected to the WI state legislature in 2020 will draw the next round of district lines.