Hi. This is State Senator Dale Kooyenga, representing Wisconsin’s 5th Senate District.
A show of bipartisanship was on display last month as the city of Milwaukee learned it had been chosen by the Republican National Committee to hosts its next convention in 2024. Milwaukee was chosen over cities such as Nashville, Salt Lake City and Pittsburgh among others.
The announcement came during a joint press conference with RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson.
While the mayor of Milwaukee conceded he does not share the same views as many of the candidates and members that will be in attendance at the convention, he agreed hosting the RNC convention has the potential to bring in millions in tax revenue and gives Milwaukee a prime opportunity to showcase why it is a world-class city and why Milwaukee should be a destination for conventions and other large-scale events that bring in people and tourists from all over the country. It is estimated the convention could bring in as much as $200 million to the city and surrounding areas.
I want to commend the city council, the mayor and all involved for putting politics aside to bring the convention to Milwaukee to showcase all the city has to offer.