WAUWATOSA, WI – April 10, 2022 – Last week, in a stunning defeat, Sean Lowe, community leader and Chairman of the Wauwatosa Equity and Inclusion Commission, was named the victor in the race for district five alder. He becomes the first Black man to be elected alder in Wauwatosa’s 125-year city history. This historic win was decided by one vote which highlights the importance of voting in local elections and the significance of every single vote mattering. One vote was the difference between history and the status quo for Sean Lowe who was named one of the most influential African-Americans in Wisconsin by Madison365, received the Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, and was nominated and featured in Who’s Who in Black Milwaukee. In addition, he received the United Way Philanthropic 5 Award and is a two-time National Urban League Young Professionals Outstanding Young Professional of the Year. He is the first person in the history of the National Urban League to win this award twice.
Lowe pledges to continue focusing on inclusion, safety, and justice, greenspace, parks, and healthy environments, growth, business, and opportunity in Wauwatosa. “I am focused on the success of all residents in the city of Wauwatosa. I believe that by delivering equity in leadership to all citizens in all parts of our city, we can create a world-class city in Wisconsin, one that prepares us for growth, promotes inclusion while focusing on our parks, safety, and security for all residents,” Lowe said.
In addition to his goal of building a community for all while attracting creative businesses and dynamic leaders to Wauwatosa, Lowe pledges to rebuild trust with law enforcement and community members; to maintain parks, walking paths, beer gardens, athletic fields, and all other great, green, outdoor spaces in Wauwatosa; and to lead with respect and honor for all citizens.
Lowe was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended John Marshall High School and then earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Since then, he has worked at Northwestern Mutal for almost 20 years and currently works as a Product Sales Support Consultant at Northwestern Mutual.