About Amanda Foster
Foster, 31, is running for Superior City Council in District 5.
Address: 80 Norwood Ave.
Family: Husband, Kevin; and three children, ages 11, 7, and 3. We’re proud homeowners in the Central Park neighborhood.
Business/Employment: I work at the University of Wisconsin-Superior with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. I am passionate about lifelong learning and helping others be the best they can be.
Education: I have an associate degree in accounting from WITC and went back to college as an adult to advance my career with a Bachelor of Arts in legal studies at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Government and civic experience and organizations: Educated in legal studies and ethical leadership at UWS, secretary for Amnesty International and treasurer for the pre-law program. I’ve also worked with Harbor House, CASDA, bus riding citizens and the DTA to form a transportation committee to figure out the actual challenges with the bus system and find potential solutions. As a candidate, I’ve been active with the Douglas County Democrats and have been reaching out to community groups to learn about our shared goals. I managed my son’s hockey team the last two seasons.
Why are you running for City Council? “I am running for City Council because we need a representative that works for everyone and focuses on growing the quality of life for all residents.”
Editor's note: This profile was originally posted on January 30, 2020 at 7 p.m. as part of the Telegram's Spring Primary Election preview. It was updated with new information on March 19 at 12:48 p.m. for voters casting ballots in the April election.