Tom Ament was Milwaukee County Executive from 1992-2002. He resigned in the wake of an uproar over the approval of significant pension benefit changes. He was succeeded in office by Scott Walker.
Ament was born on November 17th, 1937.
Ament passed away on March 10th, 2014.
Articles Referencing Tom Ament
Mar 11th, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
Former county exec’s lucrative pension plan caused scandal, transformed Milwaukee politics, and led way for Scott Walker.
Mar 6th, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
Republicans say the John Doe probe proves bias. So does the federal suit against DA. Are they right?
Feb 6th, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
DA targeted by right wingers outraged by John Doe and liberal blacks angered by suspects killed in custody.
Jan 21st, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
City Attorney’s legal opinion helps clarify things, but it’s still a contentious issue.
Dec 17th, 2013 by Bruce Murphy
Author of infamous pension plan also devised a 1990 measure giving supervisors unconstitutional power over executive appointees.
Dec 10th, 2013 by Bruce Murphy
Her impact on local journalism and the creation of Quad/Graphics was great -- and greatly underestimated.