Meet Rep. Robyn Vining

Raised by a dedicated public school teacher and a top-tier financial strategist, Robyn was raised to value a compassionate + pragmatic approach to life.


Robyn had long considered living out her commitment to public service by running for office, and in 2018, she decided it was time.

Robyn won her election to the Wisconsin State Assembly and has served since January of 2019. Her seat was the first Wisconsin seat to flip to the Democrats in a decade! Robyn serves as a member of the Committees on Health, Children & Families, Small Business Development, and Financial Institutions, in addition to the Assembly Task Force on Adoption.

In Madison, she works on policies related to protecting the health and safety of children and families, promoting good government, and supporting small businesses.

More About Rep. Robyn Vining 

Compassionate & Tenacious Legislator

In her first term as a State Representative, Robyn has introduced legislation to create Fair Maps for fair representation, support small businesses with an online web resource portal, provide support to foster children and adoption programs, ensure health care coverage for maternity and newborn care, improve the cost and access of epinephrine, make the world more accessible with Universal Changing Tables, and more! 

She has met with constituents across her district, on their doorsteps, in coffee shops, and at events around our communities. One of her favorite things about being a legislator is greeting 4th grade classes at the State Capitol and asking them who they think her boss is. They typically guess the President, or the Governor. She likes to remind the students that THEY are her boss — she works for her constituents and her district, all the constituents of her district!

Committed Advocate & Successful Entrepreneur

Robyn is a founding board member of Exploit No More, which works to end child sex trafficking. She is also a founding member of Help Portrait Milwaukee and The Milwaukee Portrait Project, initiatives that serve some of the city’s most vulnerable citizens. She was awarded the United Way’s Philanthropic 5 award in 2013 and was named American Mothers’ Wisconsin Mother of the Year in 2017 in recognition of her commitment to our community. 

Robyn is a highly successful entrepreneur and small business owner. She has developed a reputation as one of the most in-demand photographers in Milwaukee. She attributes her success in business to her love for, understanding of, and dedication to people.

Robyn at Home

An active member of her community, Robyn is an avid outdoor runner, spin and barre enthusiast, dedicated theater buff, and lives in Wauwatosa with her husband (a professor) and their two children (who are awesome). The Vining home is warmed and guarded by their rescue Boxer.

Robyn & her kids March on Madison, 2011
Mosaic of Vining Family photographs taken in an idyllic setting