The February 16 primary elections had a low but better than expected turnout of 21 percent for the City of Milwaukee.
On the ballot were a variety of races for the Milwaukee area, including the highly contested races for Mayor and County Executive and various Aldermanic races.
There was also one statewide election for Supreme Court justice.
In the race for Alderperson, District 4, the incumbent, Ald. Bob Bauman commanded nearly 58% of the votes against Monique Kelly (22%) and Andrew Shaw (20%).
Now with just under six weeks until the General Election on April 6, the top two vote getters of the primary election will face off.
“Our campaign has been growing and we are grateful for all of the support. Big things are happening here in the 4th District.
I look forward to continuing to lead development initiatives and grow the momentum we’re seen in the District since I’ve been in elected office,” Ald. Bauman said.
Since 2005,$2,621,200,000 in public and private capital has been invested and over $2 Billion in projects are either under construction or proposed. Recently, Marquette University and Aurora Health Care announced plans for a partnership of a stateof- the-art Athletic Performance Research Center.
The center will span 12 acres, bordered by 6th Street, 10th Street, West Michigan Street and the Interchange, all of which is in Ald. Bauman’s District.
Aurora is investing $40 million towards the project, which will ultimately serve as a national destination for scientific research in human performance and provide greater access to recreation and fitness facilities.
“This partnership between Aurora Health Care and Marquette will lead to tremendous opportunity for residents and surrounding businesses.
The West Side is one of Milwaukee’s best kept secrets, and as the Alderman and a resident, I am grateful that the secret is getting out,” Ald. Bauman said.
Leading up the general election, Ald. Bauman is campaigning on what he has already accomplished and his continued vision for the 4th District in the areas of Public Safety, Job Creation, Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Improving Public Transit.
“We’re on a roll. We’re just past the one year anniversary of the formation of Near West Side Partners (NWSP), which has brought great energy and innovation to multiple neighborhoods like Historic Concordia, Merrill Park, Martin Drive and others.
We just worked with community members to close down a nuisance property and are moving in the right direction. Our future on the West Side and Downtown is limitless – we see that with strong community partnerships,” said Ald. Bauman.