By Tiffany Crouse
Tuesday’s elections drew to a close and the Milwaukee County Board is full again.
The special election brought Supreme Moore Omokunde to victory over Solana Patterson-Ramos in District 10, and Eddie Cullen beat Nick Hunt for a supervisor seat in District 15.
Cullen won the District 15 County Board position with 60 percent of the vote, taking the place of his father David Cullen, Milwaukee County Treasurer.
Eddie Cullen is a first grade teacher at a Milwaukee Prep School. According to Eddie Cullen’s website, Cullen hopes to focus on restoring county parks and work on public transportation and safety. It’s a different approach as compared to his opponent.
Nick Hunt’s campaign focused on communication and reworking the county budget to find any “low-hanging fruit” to help out the people of his district.
Hunt felt he needed to run for County Board Supervisor in order to make Milwaukee better.
“I didn’t like some of the things that the current board was doing so I thought I would put my name in the hat to try and make a change,” said Hunt.
Hunt owns his own business here in Milwaukee and looks forward to growing and running his business here.
“I might take another stab at running come April,” said Hunt.
The race for the District 10 County Board position was tight until then end when Omokunde pulled ahead with 57 percent of the vote.
Omokunde will be replacing David Bowen, who stepped down in December after being elected in November according to city records.
Ramos said she ran for this position because she wanted to make a change. “I thought this would be a good opportunity to get back to shaping policy,” said Ramos.
Ramos is a community liaison for North Division High School.
“He [Omokunde] is more focused politically where as I am all about the community,” said Ramos. Ramos said she is a Milwaukeean for life.
No matter what she is doing she plans to try and better Milwaukee.
Ramos said that residents of district 10 can look for her name on a ballot again soon.
Her opponent, Omokunde, was well equipped with a team, time, and full motivation to win this election.
Omokunde left his job, as the community organizer for the Sherman Park Association, to run for this position.
Omokunde is the son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore.
Omokunde wanted to be County Board Supervisor for District 10 because he wanted to give back to the community he grew up in.
“I want to serve in the district where I have spent 31 of my 35 years in,” said Omokunde. He believes that his connections on the County Board and across political lines will help make him a great County Supervisor.
The first thing he would like to look at is public transportation in Milwaukee.
He wants to make the transit system more accessible and reliable for Milwaukee residents.
“I am ready to work day one,” said Omokunde.