Community leader and heart transplant recipient Ray Harmon announces campaign for Milwaukee Aldermanic District 9

Ray Harmon

Community leader and long-time public servant Ray Harmon has formed a campaign for Milwaukee Common Council in Aldermanic District 9 against incumbent Alderperson Robert Puente.

“I am very excited to officially announce my campaign,” Harmon said. “I have met with residents, business owners, municipal employees and faith leaders to discuss the issues and challenges we are facing on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side.”

“For the past 15 years I have helped small businesses create jobs, managed government budgets and worked to improve our quality of life,” added Harmon. “I want to bring my proven leadership and vision for Milwaukee to City Hall.”

Harmon continued, “I am going to be the chief advocate for the Northwest to help increase jobs and economic development. Job creation and helping companies take root and grow will be a top priority. In these challenging economic times I want focus like a laser on improving the economic viability of Northwest Milwaukee.”

Ray Harmon grew up in Milwaukee where he learned the values of hard work and community service. He has spent his career as a public servant, having served as a legislative assistant for the city and county governments, with the Milwaukee Urban League, Neighborhood Schools Initiative and the administrations of former Governor Jim Doyle and former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. He has overseen programs for crime reduction, economic development, affordable housing, parks, libraries, public works and civil rights. A heart transplant recipient, Ray is a volunteer for the Wisconsin Donor Network and other health care charities.

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