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About Us

Leadership MKE is a local independent expenditure organization that supports candidates who share our civic-minded vision for Milwaukee County. We seek to identify candidates who have a proven track record of working with members of both political parties and community stakeholders to accomplish positive outcomes for Milwaukee County rather than seeking personal political victories. We support a diverse group of elected officials and candidates who have demonstrated their commitment to problem solving, compromise, and addressing Milwaukee's most significant challenges, including racial justice and local government reform.

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Our Issues

Racial Justice

Milwaukee County continues to be one of the most segregated communities in the country. We need to elect more leaders who will make ending racial disparities and ensuring economic opportunity for our communities of color their top priority.

Infrastructure and Jobs

Milwaukee County is adding new jobs, lowering unemployment, and becoming a better place to live, work, and raise a family. We need more local leaders who will make the necessary investments in infrastructure to create jobs so Milwaukee County will keep moving forward.

Parks

Milwaukee County has tremendous parks that improve the quality of life for our residents. We believe in sustainably investing in our parks and ensuring that the youth and senior services that make our community great are fully funded.

Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform

Every citizen deserves to feel safe, and Milwaukee County must improve public safety and do a better job of keeping our neighborhoods free from crime. We need leaders who are focused on solutions, not political battles, to the problems we face. Now is the time to address the significant racial disparities in our criminal justice system, work to end mass incarceration, and restore trust in our law enforcement officers.

Transportation

A strong public transit system is vital to continue Milwaukee County’s economic revival – and ensure that all Milwaukee residents share in new economic prosperity. We need elected officials who will champion public transportation and fight to make Milwaukee County’s transportation system a world class system that will attract the businesses of the future.

Local Government Reform

Milwaukee County’s history of fiscal mismanagement has come to an end. Now we must continue to support elected leaders who stand up to the special interests and protect taxpayers. Milwaukee County must continue to reduce debt and eliminate waste whenever possible so that future generations can count on the important social services and programs that improve our quality of living.

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