Milwaukee Ald. Murphy: Rebuilding relationships between the Wisconsin Capitol and City Hall

I’d like to congratulate Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes, Josh Kaul, Tammy Baldwin, Doug La Follette, and Sarah Godlewski for their hard fought victories. I am also very proud that our City’s voter turnout appears to have been a major factor in putting these candidates over the top.

The election results also create hope for a better relationship between the City of Milwaukee and state policy makers in Madison. As Wisconsin’s economic engine, the City of Milwaukee has long been a net contributor to state coffers; therefore, the time has come for the City to be treated equally and have its seat at the table.

I realize official concessions still need to be made from the incumbents. In the meantime, I look forward to working for the betterment of Milwaukee and Wisconsin with our newly elected leaders.