MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Today, Wisconsin State Senator Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) announces her intent to run for the Milwaukee Municipal Court Branch 2 seat, set to be vacated by Judge Derek Mosley. Taylor, a former attorney with the Wisconsin State Public Defenders Office, opened Taylor and Associates Law Office, a general practice firm.
Elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in a special election in April 2003 and subsequently elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2004, Taylor has been in the state legislature for 19 years. She has served as the Chair the Committee on Judiciary and Corrections and been a member of the committee for most of her tenure in the senate. Taylor also served on the state’s powerful Joint Committee on Finance for nearly 12 years, and has previously been a Co-Chair of this committee. In addition, Taylor partnered to host a free monthly legal clinic to assist area residents.
In sharing her announcement, Taylor said “As a life-long resident of Milwaukee, I have had a singular focus: serve my Milwaukee neighbors and the people of Wisconsin. I am fortunate to have amassed the necessary skills and diversity of perspectives to be successful as a judge. Working in both the public and private sector, I have helped to create law and directly understand it’s application on those who engage our judicial system. I have toured the state to understand our court systems, end users, and those that are justice-impacted. I will use that knowledge to aid the work of the municipal court system to address public safety and create a judicial system were all are treated fairly.”