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See video of the March 27 Marquette University, TMJ4 general election debate here.

General Election Candidates

Cavalier Johnson

First elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 2016 and as council president after his 2020 reelection. He began serving as acting mayor in December after Tom Barrett resigned to take on his new role as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. Johnson earned a political science undergraduate degree from UW-Madison

WisPolitics.com interview
Website: https://www.cavalierjohnson.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cavalierjohnson?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cavalierjohnson

Bob Donovan

Former Milwaukee alderman who served from 2000 to 2020 and has campaigned on conservative principles, though he calls himself “nonpartisan.” Donovan in 2016 defeated former Ald. Joe Davis and business analyst James Methu in a mayoral primary before losing to incumbent Tom Barrett in the general election.

WisPolitics.com interview
Website: https://bobdonovanformayor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aldermanbobdonovan

Primary Field

Marina Dimitrijevic

Elected Milwaukee alderwoman in 2020 after serving on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors since 2004. She was the county board chairwoman from 2012 to 2015. Dimitrijevic in 2014 ran unsuccessfully for Assembly. She earned her master’s degree in nonprofit management from the UW-Milwaukee.

WisPolitics.com interview
Website: https://www.marinaformke.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarinaForMKE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marinaformke/

Bob Donovan

Former Milwaukee alderman who served from 2000 to 2020 and has campaigned on conservative principles, though he calls himself “nonpartisan.” Donovan in 2016 defeated former Ald. Joe Davis and business analyst James Methu in a mayoral primary before losing to incumbent Tom Barrett in the general election.

WisPolitics.com interview
Website: https://bobdonovanformayor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aldermanbobdonovan

Ieshuh Griffin

Milwaukee activist who unsuccessfully ran for Assembly in 2010 as an independent and 2012 as a Dem.

WisPolitics.com interview
No campaign website or social media found.

Cavalier Johnson

First elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 2016 and as council president after his 2020 reelection. He began serving as acting mayor in December after Tom Barrett resigned to take on his new role as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. Johnson earned a political science undergraduate degree from UW-Madison

WisPolitics.com interview
Website: https://www.cavalierjohnson.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cavalierjohnson?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cavalierjohnson

Earnell Lucas

Elected Milwaukee County Sheriff 2018 after working as a Milwaukee Police officer for 25 years and as a Major League Baseball security official.

WisPolitics.com interview
Website: https://lucasformayor.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lucasformayor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucasformke

Michael Sampson

Milwaukee businessman and owner of event planning and marketing company Swarmm. He earned his undergraduate political science degree from UW-Whitewater in 2006.

WisPolitics.com interview
Website: https://www.michael4mke.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michael4mke
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Michael4Milwaukee/

Lena Taylor

Elected to the state Senate in 2005 after a brief stint in the Assembly starting in 2003. Taylor earned an English undergraduate degree from UW-Milwaukee before earning her law degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law, serving as a public defender and then opening up a general practice law firm in Milwaukee in 1996.

WisPolitics.com interview
Website: https://www.golenataylor.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/golenataylor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoLenaTaylor

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