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Milwaukee County Supervisor Eyon Biddle, Sr. was not only the first candidate to turn in his nomination signatures, but also exceeded the minimum needed to hit the ground running to take on a 16-year incumbent in Milwaukee’s 15th Aldermanic District. Biddle filed his signatures on December 20th, 2011, just one week after declaring his intent to become the next alderman for Milwaukee’s 15th District.
“My decision to run is based on the countless contacts I’ve received from people throughout the 15th District who don’t see city government working for them. The …
Aldermanic candidate Ray Harmon turned in 400 nomination signatures–the maximum number allowed and double the required amount–to the City of Milwaukee Elections Commission to qualify for the General Election on April 3rd, 2012, in Milwaukee’s 9th Aldermanic District.
“I am grateful and inspired by the support the residents of the 9th District showed to me as I’ve been gathering signatures,” Harmon said. “Even in this cold weather, voters have shown their excitement for our campaign’s vision.”
Harmon continued, “I look forward to connecting even more with District 9 residents and throughout the …
The Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller Campaign proudly announced the support of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for Thomas being the next comptroller for the city. The mayor released the following statement this week:
The people of Milwaukee have an important decision to make this spring when it comes to electing a new City Comptroller, the independent chief financial officer of the city. In Milwaukee, the comptroller serves as the financial administrator for approximately 40 city departments and agencies, and is elected every four years.
I hope that you will join me in …
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Wisconsin voters turned out in higher than expected numbers, and Democrats made some significant gains in Tuesday’s election. Chris Abele, new to politics defeated state Rep. Jeff Stone for the remaining one year term of Milwaukee County Executive, Scott Walker’s position for the past eight years. Abele won with a 61 percent margin of the vote, Stone received 39 percent.
Stone, who is a Scott Walker supporter conceded relatively early in the evening, before the final numbers were in. Abele had maintained such a strong lead throughout the …
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Once again the African American community will have the opportunity to exercise their power through voting.
This Tuesday, April 5, 2011 people in Milwaukee will head to the polls, and this time efforts have to be made to get it right. The U.S. Census Bureau has confirmed that African Americans are Milwaukee’s largest ethnic group. And combined with the Latino population, Milwaukee is a ethnic majority city.
We have the numbers, now we need to exercise the power through voting. No more excuses…not only does the African American vote …
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First part includes introducing no tax increase budget, creating a real jobs plan
County Executive candidate Chris Abele this week released the first part of his one-year agenda to bring real change to Milwaukee County. Abele is running in a special election on April 5 to complete the final year of the current County Executive term.
“Whether you live in Cudahy, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee or Brown Deer, you know the status quo isn’t working for Milwaukee County government, and the time for real reform is now,” said Abele. “Together we can focus on …
By Lynda L. Jones, Editor
Milwaukee County will be holding primary elections on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. Voting during this period is essential for the African American community especially. In the month where African Americans celebrate their rich history of contributions to this nation, it is more than fitting that voting should be a priority.
With the new administration focusing on the issue of ‘Voter ID’, a practice that when all the smoke clears is a device used to suppress the right to vote, the Black vote must be utilized. Our voting …
By Taki S. Raton
Tearman Spencer is a man on the move with the drive to make things happen. His personal motto to “lose nothing and achieve at everything” inspires his run for the 10th District County Supervisor Seat.
“It is time for me to get off the sidelines waiting for change,” says Spencer. “I am accepting the challenge to get involved and to become a significant mover for improvements in our community and within the broader Milwaukee municipality,’ he adds.
His key issues are job growth, economic development and education. He acknowledges …
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Following a much contentious campaign, amid suspensions, and national office intervention, the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) elected a new president, Civil rights attorney James H. Hall Jr.. Hall launched a reform committee to take control of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, won the election Saturday night.
Hall defeated Wendell Harris, who was the NAACP first vice president under Jerry Ann Hamilton, the outgoing president. The election had been rescheduled due to conflicts that involved current NAACP members and …
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The City of Milwaukee Election Commission continues to recruit City of Milwaukee residents to serve as poll workers for the Nov. 2 General Election. An additional 200 workers are needed to ensure that all of the City’s 181 polling sites are well staffed. The Election Commission encourages those city residents who are customer service oriented, problem solvers, efficient, and able to multi-task to contact the Election Commission at 286-3491 or go online at www.milwaukee.gov/election to obtain an application.
Workers are compensated $100 for a full day – 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 …