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Dimitrijevic: “we can create a brighter future where all of Milwaukee can thrive”

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic announced her candidacy for Milwaukee Mayor today, promising to run on a platform of bold, progressive solutions to the challenges facing Milwaukee.

“Milwaukee is at a crossroads. We need a Mayor who will find bold solutions to the challenges in front of us. I’m running for mayor because I believe everyone in Milwaukee deserves the opportunity to thrive, and I know I’m the woman for the job,” said Dimitrijevic. “As an elected official, a mom, and lifelong Milwaukeean, I know we can create a brighter future. That means fighting for access to good schools, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and new opportunities – for everyone in our city. I’ve always fought for progressive change, and I’m ready to lead our city forward.”

Marina has deep roots in Milwaukee. The daughter of a Serbian immigrant, she has called Milwaukee home her entire life and has worked tirelessly to create new opportunities for working families in every neighborhood. First elected in 2004 as the youngest woman ever to serve on the Milwaukee County Board, eventually serving as chairwoman from 2012 to 2015. She brings a combined 17 years of elected service in Milwaukee. Currently representing Milwaukee’s Southside and Bay View neighborhoods on the Milwaukee Common Council, Marina has been a champion of progressive solutions.

“I’m proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish for this community. I’ve delivered on a progressive environmental agenda, including a GreenPrint for the County, funding for parks and outdoor recreation, and secured support for violence prevention and public safety programs. I’ve also fought to create a more inclusive Milwaukee where everyone is welcome,” added Dimitrijevic, “We know we have more work to do. Your zip code can’t determine your access to opportunities in Milwaukee. This doesn’t change without hard work, but Milwaukee is a city built on hard work and determination, and I won’t stop until everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive.”

Marina and her husband Eduardo live in the Bay View neighborhood with their children, Lucia, Rafael, and Zoe.

More information on her campaign is available at marinaformke.com and a high-resolution photo is available here.

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