County Executive Chris Abele
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County Executive Abele Named to Bipartisan Debt Commission

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has been appointed to the Wisconsin Campaign to Fix the Debt committee.

By - Oct 18th, 2012 04:02 pm

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has been appointed to the Wisconsin Campaign to Fix the Debt committee. The bipartisan committee is part of the national Campaign to Fix the Debt; an effort launched this summer to help find a balanced approach to fixing the national debt.

“As County Executive, I’m focused on putting Milwaukee County on a sustainable economic path. A big part of that is getting a handle on our massive long term debt,” Abele said. “It’s exciting to be part of this bipartisan movement that is looking to do the same on a national level.”

Abele and other Democrats are joined on the Wisconsin committee by Republicans from across the state.


Former Governor Tony Earl (Co-Chair)

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

Racine Mayor John Dickert

State Representative Jason Fields, former stock broker, financial advisor, and banker

Mark Meyer, former Public Service Commissioner, State Senator & State Representative


Former Congressman Scott Klug (Co-Chair)

Former Lieutenant Governor Margaret Farrow

Bill Johnson, president, Johnson Timber Corporation and Finance Chair Republican Party of Wisconsin

Phil Prange, president, Wisconsin Business Council

Jim Klauser, former Department of Administration Secretary


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