Robert “Bob” Bauman is an alderman on the Milwaukee Common Council. He represents the city’s 4th District, which includes much of downtown.
Alderman Robert J. Bauman was first elected in April 2004 after a 27-year career as an attorney and businessman. A native of Chicago, Alderman Bauman received his B.A., cum laude, from Marquette University in 1974 and his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law in 1977.
After working five years with a major Milwaukee law firm, Alderman Bauman formed a start-up company on Milwaukee’s north side that rebuilt and remanufactured railroad passenger cars and transit equipment. After the sale of that company, he worked as a consultant to the transportation industry.
In 1990 Alderman Bauman returned to the practice of law in downtown Milwaukee specializing in commercial litigation, criminal defense, employment law and real estate. He has been an advocate for improved and expanded public transportation and improved land use planning in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. He served as chair of the Southeast Wisconsin New Transportation Alliance; served on the Technical Advisory Committee of the East-West Corridor Study and on the Advisory Committee of the Downtown Transit Connector Study; and served as a commissioner on the Milwaukee Transportation Commission.
Alderman Bauman is also a longtime historic preservation advocate. Since 1997, he has resided in an 1888 Victorian home in the Historic Concordia Neighborhood on Milwaukee’s west side and is a member of the board of directors of Historic Concordia Neighbors, Inc.
Articles Referencing Robert Bauman
Jan 26th, 2015 by Dave Reid
Announcement of Johnson Controls' 50-story lakefront tower is week's biggest development.
Jan 22nd, 2015 by Jeramey Jannene
Eleven out of 15 aldermanic districts, and 76 percent of all respondents support the proposed streetcar starter system.
Jan 21st, 2015 by Jeramey Jannene
Large majority votes to approve streetcar, but parliamentary maneuver puts issue on hold until February 10th meeting.
Jan 20th, 2015 by Jeramey Jannene
Aldermen Witkowski and Perez now favor it, and touted plan to extend the line into their south-side districts.
Jan 20th, 2015 by Michael Horne
Ald. Bauman is pushing for prompt action to replace the longtime historic preservation head, who died last month.
Jan 20th, 2015 by Bruce Murphy
Ald. Bauman and others are certain that dark money is pouring in for this, which streetcar opponents deny.
Press Releases Referencing Robert Bauman
Jan 28th, 2015 by Robert Bauman
Letter to ATU Local 998 was released to the media by Alderman Robert Bauman.
Jan 23rd, 2015 by Milwaukee Common Council
Joint Statement from members of the Common Council
Dec 16th, 2014 by Ashanti Hamilton
News release and maps document from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton
Dec 12th, 2014 by Robert Bauman
News release from Alderman Robert Bauman
Community and Elected Leaders Oppose WISDOT’s ‘Billion Dollar Boondoggle’ At Hearing on I-94 East-West CorridorDec 4th, 2014 by WISPIRG Foundation
WISDOT’s Preferred Options Are Poorly Outlined, Costly, Wasteful, and Require Higher Taxes, Fees
Nov 19th, 2014 by Michael Murphy
News release from Alds. Michael J. Murphy and Robert Bauman