|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 18th district
January 7, 2013
|Preceded by||Tamara Grigsby|
November 24, 1982 |
|Alma mater||St. John's University (Minnesota) (B.A.), Marquette University Law School|
Evan Goyke (born November 24, 1982) is an American lawyer, an instructor at Marquette University and former assistant state public defender, who is a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was first elected in 2012 as a Democrat, succeeding fellow Democrat Tamara Grigsby. His father is former state senator Gary Goyke.
Goyke is a graduate of St. John's University (Minnesota) (B.A. in political science, 2005) and Marquette University Law School (J. D., 2009). He went to work as an attorney in the Milwaukee office of the State Public Defender. He also became an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Marquette University Law School, where he has worked on the Milwaukee Street Law Project, in which Marquette second- and third-year law students participate in a weekly seminar; go on to teach an "introduction to law" course at local high schools; and finally conduct a citywide mock trial competition.
When incumbent Grigsby was forced to decline re-nomination in the wake of her cancer problems, this heavily-Democratic district saw an eight-way primary election. Goyke faced a field which included Jarett Fields, an employee of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and brother of Democratic incumbent Jason Fields of the neighboring 11th District, and six others. With 1,637 votes out of 4,399 (more than twice that of Fields, his nearest competitor), he achieved a plurality of 37.2%.
- "Evan Goyke biography". Marquette University Law School. Archived from the original on September 4, 2011. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
- Bauter, Alison. "Goyke takes Rep. Tamara Grigsby's open Assembly seat in eight-way primary" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 14, 2012
- Wisconsin Department of Elections - Official Primary Results
- "Nov. 6 general election results: Assembly Dist. 18" JSonline November 7, 2012