Chris Larson Submits Maximum Amount of Signatures for Milwaukee County Executive Race
“Our grassroots movement is taking on incredible momentum.”
MILWAUKEE – January 5, 2016 – Today State Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee), a candidate for Milwaukee County Executive in the spring elections, turned in 4,000 nomination signatures for the Milwaukee County Executive race, double the amount required by law. Chris Larson released the following statement:
“Our grassroots movement is taking on incredible momentum. We are thankful for our neighbors from every corner of Milwaukee who circulated nomination forms collecting signatures from every municipality in the county and every zip code in Milwaukee.
“In addition to our growing number of volunteers, we have already received endorsements from elected officials including U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, State Senators Tim Carpenter and Nikiya Harris Dodd, and over a dozen other elected officials.
“We are off to a remarkable start in 2016 and are grateful for the overwhelming support from our neighbors.”
Chris Larson Nomination Signature Statistics:
- Submitted 4,000; double the amount required by law
- Submitted 522 pages of signatures
- Signatures from every municipality in the city
- Over seven dozen volunteers collected signatures
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“Abele was happy to have County taxpayers pick up the $80 million tab for a couple of billionaires, but he doesn’t want to spend any public money on our Domes...”
“To be clear, before he walked in the room, County taxpayers were on the hook for zero extra dollars."
"I’m proud to accept their endorsement."
Calls for shifting tax burden to protect parks, cultural assets, improve transit, and public safety.
“If elected leaders can afford to spend millions on an arena for out-of-state billionaires, we can afford to preserve and protect cultural institutions important to our community.”
State Senator Chris Larson Draws Sharp Contrasts with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in Public Policy Forum DebateFeb 22nd, 2016 by Chris Larson
The two candidates sparred over issues such as the County's structural deficit, mass transit funding, the future of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, County infrastructure, stewardship of County-owned parks, as well as the Sheriff's budget.
“Our incredible showing in the primary is a clear statement from the voters that they are ready for new leadership in Milwaukee County government.”
Larson is factually correct that Abele has vetoed this funding in the past and has generally opposed it.
“I call on Chris Abele and regional leaders to join me in committing to do whatever it takes to keep our Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee for the next generation.”
“We are shocked and saddened by this development. Our fervent hope is for justice and healing for all involved,” said Josh Kilroy.