Contact: Deanna Alexander
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Milwaukee, WI — Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander has issued a statement in response to the news that Milwaukee Alderman Jim Bohl has resigned from elected office:
“Jim Bohl has been an attentive and knowledgeable Alderman for the City of Milwaukee and a trustworthy mentor to me. He has shared his insights and advice and endorsed my candidacy each time I have run for public office. I will be forever grateful for his support and partnership over the years and I join the community in thanking him for his service and wishing him all the best in his next endeavor,” said Alexander.
Many in the community have called on Supervisor Alexander, encouraging her to run for the vacant aldermanic seat. She responds:
“Thank you to everyone who has put their faith in my service and asked me to run for Alderman. I have taken the necessary time to reflect with my family and consider the paths before me. It is written, ‘for everything there is a season,’ and I conclude that now is not the season for me to serve our community as an Alderman: I respectfully decline candidacy for this position at this time,” said Alexander.
“My hope is that whomever the people chose as the next 5th District Alderman will represent them well; refusing to become engrained in the typical political and bureaucratic processes that are known for burdening our city and frustrating our residents, promoting better relationships between government and those governed, standing up for common sense decisions when balancing budgets, and supporting law enforcement and safety services for our community,” she continued.
A special election has been called for Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the City of Milwaukee to fill the office of Alderperson, District 5. If necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The first day to circulate nomination papers was Thursday, May 24, 2018 and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. onMonday, June 4, 2018. More information about the election can be obtained from the City of Milwaukee Election Commission, Milwaukee.gov/election.