Theodore Lipscomb
Press Release

Lawsuit Filed Against County Executive Chris Abele

The following is a statement from Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., on the filing of a lawsuit against County Executive Chris Abele

By - Oct 22nd, 2015 02:03 pm

“We are forced to respond to the Executive’s overreach and his creation of a shadow system of compensation to increase the pay of his political appointees, as well as his continued refusal to appear before the public in committee meetings as required by law.

“We file this action because our citizens respect the checks and balances in their government, and the County Executive is not above the law.  With today’s action, we ask the Courts to hold the County Executive accountable to the law.”

Susan Crawford, a partner at Cullen Weston Pines & Bach remarked, “There is a disagreement about the law, a dispute between two branches of government, and it is appropriate that the courts settle the matter.”

A copy of the lawsuit is attached.

Press Releases by Theodore Lipscomb

Theodore Lipscomb

Abele’s Budget Math Off by $2.5 Million

County Executive Chris Abele provided the County Board with an unbalanced budget on Monday, because he failed to apply his proposed fringe benefits increase to all the appropriate job classifications.

Theodore Lipscomb

Milwaukee County Board Kicks Off Public Meetings on 2017 Recommended Budget

MILWAUKEE – Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., has made special arrangements to provide County Executive Chris Abele with an opportunity to present the details of his 2017 Recommended Budget to the County Board of Supervisors on October 3, 2016, at 3:00pm. County Executive Abele will present his Recommended Budget to the Committee of the Whole […]

Theodore Lipscomb

Board Chairman Lipscomb and Parks Committee Chair Haas Announce 9/13/2016 Public Hearing on Pokemon Go and 2017 Parks Budget Request

Invite Public to Testify about Pokemon GO in the Park and Proposed Parking Meters on the Lakefront

Theodore Lipscomb

Chairman Lipscomb Responds to Administration Proposal to Charge for Lakefront Parking

Asks, “Who would want to impose a tax on Independence Day celebrations and family picnics at the lakefront?”

Theodore Lipscomb

Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term

I am excited to announce the historic appointment of Supervisor Peggy A. West as Chairwoman of Milwaukee County’s Finance Committee.

Theodore Lipscomb

Supervisor Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. Re-Elected Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board

Promises to Be an Accessible and Accountable Board Leader

See More Releases

One thought on “Lawsuit Filed Against County Executive Chris Abele”

  1. Progressive .. but don't like smelly fish fromm either side says:

    Pretty obvious political gamesmanship here…

    Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., Chairman of the Milwaukee Board, is filing a lawsuit against County Executive Chris Abele.

    The same Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., who was treasurer for State Senator Chris Larson’s run for Senate;

    And Chris Larson is running against Chris Abele for County Executive.

    Poor form.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>