Jason Wilke announces candidacy for Milwaukee County Supervisor – 15th District
"It has always been important to me to raise my family in a safe and vibrant community."
Wauwatosa – Wauwatosa Alderman Jason Wilke announced his candidacy Friday, December 5, 2014 for the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors 15th District, which includes the cities of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and West Milwaukee.
Jason has worked for many years to improve communities throughout Milwaukee County. His is the founder and past president of the Park Ridge Neighborhood Association. He is also a founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Hartung Park Community Association. In that capacity, Jason worked tirelessly with both Wauwatosa and Milwaukee city governments to establish a community park and playground on the site of the former Hartung Quarry. Recently, Jason was a leader in the redesign of the Menomonee River Parkway.
“It has always been important to me to raise my family in a safe and vibrant community. Living in a neighborhood that shares borders with the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County’s Menomonee River Parkway, I have worked through several layers of government to make sure my community can utilize all available resources. These experiences have prepared me to serve not only my constituents in Milwaukee County’s 15th District but the residents of Milwaukee County alike,” Wilke said.
Jason is a former vice chairman of the Council’s Community Development Committee and has served as chairman of the Council’s Traffic & Safety Committee since April 2012. Jason also serves on the Council’s budget-writing Budget & Finance Committee. In addition to his standing committee appointments, Jason serves on the Wauwatosa Plan Commission and is the Council’s liaison to the Wauwatosa Parks & Forestry Board.
As a member of the Wauwatosa Common Council, Jason has advocated for economic development as a method of providing relief to the city’s taxpayers. He has also worked to improve bike and pedestrian facilities, as well as access to the city’s parks and recreational facilities.
Jason spent a portion of his childhood living in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights neighborhood. He currently lives in northwest Wauwatosa with his wife, Lynn, and two children.