Wisconsin’s spring primary election is Feb. 18th. This will be on of many important elections taking place in 2020. Among the races on the ballot will be the primary for Milwaukee mayor, Milwaukee County executive and candidates for the state Supreme Court. The top two candidates in each of these races will be included in the April 7th general election. To take a look at your ballot in advance or find your polling place, click HERE. We will cover the State Supreme Court candidates in more detail in separate communication.
The four candidates running in the February spring primary for Milwaukee County Executive are highlighted below. The Milwaukee County Executive has played a crucial role for our organization over the past 7-10 years, particularly because our Industry’s strong relationship with leadership. We worked closely with the administrations on the Park East Development and Bucks Arena, initiatives at General Mitchell Airport, and transit and transportation options.
Counties are generally responsible for social services, such as child welfare, job training, and care of the elderly; and public land management, such as care of parks. Law enforcement and road maintenance are also administered by the county, in conjunction with local municipalities.
Following the February spring primary, we will share candidate questionnaires with the final two candidates.
Milwaukee County Executive Candidates:
David Crowley is a lifelong resident of the City of Milwaukee. A graduate of Bayview High School, and attendee of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where he studied Community Studies and Educational Policies. In 2016, he was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly. He has also worked as Senior Aide for the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and in the State Senate to State Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd. Additional information on David Crowley can viewed here: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/17/crowley/biography/
Chris was born & raised in Milwaukee County, attending Thomas More High School and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduating with a degree in Finance & minor in Political Science. Chris served as the Milwaukee County Supervisor in 2008, served in the Wisconsin State Senate and served as the Democratic Leader during the 2013-2014 Legislative Session. He is a current resident of Bay View with his wife and two children. Chris is an active member in the community and has served and serves on many past and present committees of which can be viewed here: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/07/Larson/about/
The Lipscomb is a graduate of Marquette High School and The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where he graduated with a degree in architectural studies and a certificate in urban planning. He’s served on the County Board of Supervisors since 2018. He has participated with a number of County Board committees as well as working in both the non-profit and private sector. Additional information on Theo can be viewed here: https://www.votersforlipscomb.com/about-theo
Born in India, Purnima is an Indian American immigrant and U.S. Citizen. Purnima graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with her MBA and has a background in Engineering. Her work experience includes strategy and management experience in fortune 500 companies as well as startup and nonprofit organizations. She’s served on a number of boards, is an active author and served as a guest speaker for Marquette University. You can learn more about Purnima here: https://nathpurnima.com/meet-purnima