Ryan Clancy, socialist, longtime activist organizer and former Milwaukee Public Schools teacher today announced his candidacy for the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Clancy is currently serving his second term as a Milwaukee County Supervisor. His legislative record includes authoring the Right to Shelter, which expanded outreach to people experiencing homelessness, the Right to Counsel, which provides a lawyer to Milwaukee County residents facing eviction, paid parental leave for Milwaukee County employees, harm reduction measures at the jail and House of Correction, ordinances which require more accountability from law enforcement and amendments which reallocate funds to human needs and infrastructure. In 2020, Clancy became the first open socialist to be elected to public office in Milwaukee since 1956; his legislation is centered in dismantling the exploitative harm of capitalism.
“We’ve done a lot, but we still have a great deal to accomplish for the residents of Milwaukee County,” said Clancy. “These are complementary positions; my experience on the County Board will enable me to be a more effective advocate for residents at the state level.”
The 19th District Assembly seat is open, as incumbent Jonathan Brostoff has announced his candidacy for a seat on Milwaukee’s Common Council. “Ryan has a proven track record as an advocate for public education, a legislator, and as someone who will fight for our community,” Brostoff said. “I look forward to seeing him bring that experience to the Assembly.”
Clancy lives in the Bay View neighborhood with his wife, Becky Cooper, and has five amazing and weird children.
The campaign and signature gathering launch, as well as public comments, will take place on Sunday, May 1st at 5pm at 2543 S Howell Avenue. Media are welcome to attend.
For more information about the candidate and campaign: www.clancyforassembly.com