Evan Goyke

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Evan Goyke
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 18th district
Assumed office
January 7, 2013
Preceded by Tamara Grigsby
Personal details
Born (1982-11-24) November 24, 1982 (age 35)
Neenah, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic
Residence Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Alma mater St. John's University (Minnesota) (B.A.), Marquette University Law School
Profession Politician
Website Official website

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.[1]

Assembly race[edit]

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.[2] With 1,637 votes out of 4,399 (more than twice that of Fields, his nearest competitor), he achieved a plurality of 37.2%.[3]

In the November general election, he faced only Libertarian Melba Morris-Page, winning with 16,245 to Morris-Page's 2,133.[4]


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