About Alder District 8:
The Campus Area
Alders (in the context of Madison, WI) are elected officials that are responsible for representing a certain part of the City of Madison. They vote on city issues as a Common Council member, along as a member of different committees that suit their interests. Their decisions affect their 'district' or area of jurisdiction, along with the city as a whole, for years to come and hence concern residents, those who work in the area, and even those who visit the area. In order to be considered a constituent (some one who votes) for District 8, you must register to vote with a residential address in D8.
District 8 of the City of Madison, as seen in the photo above in blue, consists of the UW-Madison Campus Area, Lake Mendota, the "Sophmore Slums" area, and more!
For more information about District 8, please reference the City of Madison District 8 page:
Alder MGR Govindarajan
"In his term as Alder, MGR is hoping to work to increase the city's focus to achieve affordable housing for students, increase mental health accessibility and funding throughout Madison, improve transportation and focus on pedestrian & biker safety throughout the city, and innovate and initiate sustainable policies. One of MGR's overreaching goals will be to increase the student impact in local politics, and ensure that students truly have a voice in the decisions being made that affect them & building the leaders of tomorrow."