Katrina Shankland is the state representative for the 71st Assembly District, covering the majority of Portage County. Her district includes Stevens Point, Plover, Amherst, Rosholt, and the surrounding towns and villages.
Originally from Wittenberg, a small town about 35 miles from Stevens Point, she graduated from Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School and attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she earned a degree in political science.
She got her start in the nonprofit sector, where she helped manage solar training grants at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. She ran for office in 2012, winning a nine-way primary and going on to win the general election with 61% of the vote. She was re-elected in 2014.
Katrina’s a strong advocate for Wisconsin’s working families. She serves on the Assembly Committees on Workforce Development, Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage, Energy and Utilities, Constitution and Ethics, and the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse. In the legislature, her focus is on clean government, environmental sustainability, renewable energy, and economic opportunity.