Tamara D. Grigsby was born on November 19, 1974, and died on March 2016.
She was a social worker and former university professor from Wisconsin.
She served as a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 18th Assembly District, from 2005 until 2013.
She graduated from James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wisconsin; she received her bachelor’s degree from Howard University and received her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in social work.
Tamara taught at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Carroll University, and Cardinal Stritch University and was a social worker and family counselor
She was first elected to the Assembly in 2004 to succeed fellow Democrat Lena Taylor, winning the September Democratic primary election by an absolute majority (3,231 votes to 1,820 for her two opponents), and faced no opposition in the general election.
Tamara was assigned to the standing committees on children and families; criminal justice and homeland security; on public health; and on tourism.
Tamara Grigsby was unopposed for re-election in both primary and general elections in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Tamara Grigsby passed away at 41 yrs old.