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County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Supervisors Michael Mayo, Sr., Anthony Staskunas and Theo Lipscomb said this week that it is “time for Milwaukee County to move forward on transit,” calling on the County Executive to re-open transit bids.
Mayo, Chairman of Administrative Determination Review Committee (ADRC), and Staskunas, Vice-Chairman, said that since the ADRC rejected the process that awarded a transit contract, it was critical that a new Request for Proposal be issued as soon as possible.
Staskunas said the ADRC, with the assistance and guidance of Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel, deliberated …
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Chris Abele was sworn-in as the new County Executive by Milwaukee Municipal Judge Derek C. Mosley on April 25, 2011. On April 27, Abele issued his first veto over the County Board’s resolution to spend $1.2 million in decorative upgrades to the O’Donnell Park parking structure. He also noted that a veto of the redistricting plan appeared unlikely to be sustained and returned unsigned the board’s plan for redistricting, allowing it to move forward. Abele noted that the board moved too quickly and did little to change …
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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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Chris Abele: Fighting to Change Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County is a world class community, and there is no other place my wife and I would rather live and raise our family.
But we all look around and see there are serious problems at the County, and the future of our community hangs in the balance. If you’re like me, you know we must do better. And if you’re like me, you know we can.
This is why I’m running to be your County Executive, and why I hope to earn your vote on …
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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 …
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Please join St. Mark A.M.E. Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter for a Town Hall Meeting Debate with County Executive Candidates Chris Abele and Representative Jeff Stone as they talk about their plans and ideas for the County Executive Office. The April elections can change the face of Milwaukee County government. Please plan to attend and hear their plans for this office.
When: March 17, 2011
Where: St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church 1616 West Atkinson Avenue Milwaukee, WI
Time: 4:45 PM
Sandra Hubbard, President …
Milwaukee County faces enormous challenges, and the old ways of doing things just aren’t working. We need new leadership to turn things around, and that’s why we need to vote Chris Abele for Milwaukee County Executive on Tuesday, February 15.
As a civic leader and community activist, Chris has spent much of the past two decades working hard to make Milwaukee County a better place. He is a strong supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs that provide hope and opportunity to young people in our community, and he helped revitalize …
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The Riverwest Neighborhood Association and Riverwest Currents newspaper are sponsoring a Milwaukee County Executive Candidate Forum on Wednesday, February 9th, from 7-9 pm at the Gordon Park Pavilion, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd (E. Locust Street and N. Humboldt Boulevard).
All five declared candidates (Ieshuh Griffin, Jeff Stone, Lee Holloway, Jim Sullivan and Chris Abele) have been invited to participate.
The forum will be moderated by noted peace activist George Martin.
As in previous forums, all candidates will be asked to give an opening statement, then answer 3 pre-written questions regarding transit, the park …
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On Tuesday, Jan. 25 acting County Executive Lee Holloway appointed former acting Mayor of Milwaukee Marvin Pratt as interim county executive until after the April 5 election.
In his resignation letter, Holloway stated, It is my pleasure to officially submit the appointment of Mr. Marvin Pratt to serve as Interim County Executive during this period. In addition to serving as Mayor, Common Council President, and Alderman within the City of Milwaukee, Mr. Pratt’s résumé details a wealth of public and private sector experience. He currently serves as the …