Milwaukee Mayoral Race

Milwaukee Mayoral Race

Milwaukee’s GOP base united behind Donovan’s mayoral bid

Both citywide and in Milwaukee’s small Republican enclaves, the ex-alderman rolled up a significantly larger share of the vote in his losing 2016 and 2022 mayoral campaigns than the former GOP president did in either his 2016 or 2020 races.

Johnson becomes Milwaukee’s first elected Black mayor

Cavalier Johnson on Tuesday became Milwaukee's first elected Black mayor in the city's 176-year history. With all precincts reporting, Johnson had 62,143 votes, or 71.7...

Donovan, Johnson to host election night parties

Former Milwaukee Ald. Bob Donovan and Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson announced their separate election night parties as they gear up to see who will...

Lee: Interest among Black voters, south-siders likely to drive turnout in Milwaukee mayoral election

UW-Milwaukee Prof. Mordecai Lee says Black voters and what he says is a "last hurrah" for Milwaukee's old south side could drive mayoral election...

Milwaukee elections heating up as voting day approaches for mayoral and judicial races

Today's Midday podcast covers the wind-up before next week's Milwaukee mayoral race and the election for 2nd District Court of Appeals. Acting Milwaukee Mayor...

Johnson says expanded streetcar could spur development

Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson says he sees the city's street car system as a way to grow the economy while offering residents, workers...

Johnson, Donovan differ on approach to bolstering police force in Milwaukee mayoral debate

Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and former Ald. Bob Donovan differed during a televised debate on how to help the Milwaukee Police Department address...

Donovan says he would eliminate ballot drop boxes as mayor

Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson says absentee ballot drop boxes are a secure, convenient way to vote in a response to former Ald. Bob...

Johnson, Donovan clash on CRT in Milwaukee mayoral debate

Meeting in a Milwaukee mayoral forum, former Ald. Bob Donovan and Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson sparred over whether critical race theory should be taught...

Johnson launches first his TV ad in mayoral election

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson's first TV ad of the mayoral election says he wants to build a safer, stronger and more prosperous Milwaukee. Campaign spokesman...

Donovan, Johnson trade shots over police funding during debate

Milwaukee mayoral candidates traded shots during a debate Monday over which of the two voted to fund or defund the police. Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson...

Johnson, Donovan spar over police funding in first joint appearance since primary

Milwaukee’s two mayoral candidates, Cavalier Johnson and Bob Donovan, sparred over police funding on WISN’s “UpFront” in their first joint appearance since winning Tuesday’s...

Johnson, Donovan advance in Milwaukee mayoral primary

Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and former Ald. Bob Donovan advanced to the April election to lead the state's largest city after finishing in...

Tuesday’s primary sets stage for historic mayoral election in Milwaukee

Johnson is the acknowledged front-runner in a field of seven on Tuesday’s primary ballot. Four are Black -- Johnson, Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas, Democratic state Sen. Lena Taylor and community activist Ieshuh Griffin. Three -- Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic, Taylor and Griffin -- are women, in a city where no woman has ever held the mayor’s office. Only two -- former Ald. Bob Donovan and events planner Michael Sampson -- are white males.

Milwaukee mayoral candidates say big changes needed to boost economy, stem population decline

Milwaukee needs big changes to stem a declining population, boost the economy and become a top-tier city, the seven mayoral candidates told a WisPolitics.com-Milwaukee...
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