Barrett campaign: Statement

Thank you to the many people who have encouraged me to run for governor in 2018. I agree that now is the time for change in Madison and that starts with electing a new governor, a governor who puts Wisconsin first and not his national ambitions. But the fact is I love my job as mayor and that’s where my heart is.

I hope to serve as mayor for many years to come, to continue to advance Milwaukee forward. I’ve still got the fire in the belly, and I wake up every day ready to roll up my sleeves to get to work.

Milwaukee has tremendous momentum despite efforts by Governor Walker and his allies to harm the city. Now is the time for change in Madison. Now is the time for a new governor. I’ll fight shoulder to shoulder with you to make that happen. I’ve got your back, and I know you’ve got mine.

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