County Executive Chris Abele
Press Release

NAACP Opposes Board Removal of Corporation Counsel

The Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP is adding their voice to County Executive Chris Abele’s and the many others who are urging the Milwaukee County Board not to fire the County’s top attorney.

By - Jun 20th, 2013 10:06 am

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP is adding their voice to County Executive Chris Abele’s and the many others who are urging the Milwaukee County Board not to fire the County’s top attorney. The Board is expected to vote today on ousting Kimberly Walker.

In an email sent to the Board Wednesday night, the NAACP says the move by Supervisors appears to be based on a political agenda.

The NAACP’s letter of support of Kimberly Walker is one of many sent to the County Board in the past 24 hours. Others who have expressed their concern about this action include the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers; Marc Marotta, former Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary and a partner at the Foley & Lardner Law Firm; and Cory Nettles, former Wisconsin Department of Commerce Secretary and an attorney at the Quarles & Brady Law Firm.

For copies of all the letters of support email Brendan.Conway@MilwCnty.com

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by County Executive Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Airport Director at General Mitchell International Airport

Dranzik has been serving as interim director of the airport since September 14th.

Milwaukee County Board Chairman Requests $20 Million in Austerity Measures

Proposal Would Slash Funding for Parks, Public Safety, Transit, Senior Centers, and Workforce Development

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Proclaims October 9th Indigenous Peoples Day in Milwaukee County

"I’m incredibly proud that Milwaukee County is officially recognizing and appreciating the contributions of native thought, culture, and technology in our society."