MILWAUKEE – Earnell Lucas, Milwaukee County Sheriff and candidate for mayor of Milwaukee, today  issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to be Ambassador to Luxembourg:

“Earlier today Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was confirmed by the United States Senate by voice vote to become the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg.


“Mayor Barrett is a lifelong public servant and since 2004 has been mayor of the city we all love so much. I thank him for his years of service and wish him the very best as he prepares for his next journey in service to the American people.


“The Milwaukee Common Council will now schedule a special election to select the next mayor of Milwaukee and fill the unexpired term of Tom Barrett.


“I am running for mayor of Milwaukee because I love this city and have the critical life experience and the vision to lead our city and make Milwaukee a city on the rise.


“We will all work together to improve safety, public services, health, and our collective futures. I look forward to sharing our vision for leadership and earning the trust and support of every Milwaukeean.


“Together we will create a strong, safe, vibrant, and equitable Milwaukee that rises to its fullest potential.”

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