CONTACT: George Aldrich,

MILWAUKEE, WI – Leadership MKE, the recently formed political group that supports candidates who are committed to making Milwaukee a better place to work, live and raise a family, announced today that nine of the fourteen candidates they supported in Tuesday’s election were successful.

“Leadership MKE was proud to support these outstanding candidates running for local office,” said George Aldrich, Executive Director of Leadership MKE. “Milwaukee needs strong leaders at every level of government who are willing to work together to address our challenges, and these elected officials are certain to bring fresh ideas to local government.  We congratulate these candidates and all those who cared enough about their communities to run for these important offices.”

Leadership MKE supported the following successful candidates this election:

Dan Bukiewicz, Oak Creek Mayor
Jessica Carpenter, Shorewood Village Trustee
Michelle Haugen, Greenfield School Board
Patti Logsdon, Milwaukee County Board District 9
Felesia Martin, Milwaukee County Board District 7
Wanda Montgomery, Brown Deer Village Trustee
Richard Moze, Greenfield School Board
Leah Schreiber Johnson, Oak Creek-Franklin School Board
Sylvia Velez Ortiz, Milwaukee County Board District 12

Leadership MKE is a new, civic minded organization dedicated to supporting dynamic candidates for local political office that are committed to making their community, and all of Milwaukee County, a better place to work, live and raise a family. Additional information about Leadership MKE can be found on their website,

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