MILWAUKEE OFFICIALS DIRECTORY
Tom Barrett was elected Milwaukee's 40th Mayor on April 6, 2004, and was reelected with more 70% of the vote in both 2008 and 2012. As Milwaukee’s Chief Executive, Tom Barrett is making neighborhoods safer by strengthening public safety services, targeting gangs and illegal guns and forging partnerships with neighborhood organizations. He is a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Chris Abele is bringing a new form of leadership to Milwaukee County and Wisconsin. County Executive Abele’s vision for Milwaukee County is to make this a government and a place that we are all proud of, and that others point to when seeking a way forward. He has lowered the County’s deficit by more than $70 million and has introduced three consecutive budgets that didn’t raise taxes. This fiscal discipline has allowed him to reinvest in critical services like public transportation, child support and mental health care, as well as successfully institute domestic partnership benefits for employees.
Fifteen elected members comprise the Common Council in Milwaukee. Each Council member is elected to a 4-year term and represents a district of about 40,185 persons (U.S. Census Bureau estimate, 2006).