State Senator Chris Larson Draws Sharp Contrasts with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in Public Policy Forum Debate
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.
MILWAUKEE–State Senator Chris Larson, a candidate for Milwaukee County Executive in the April 5 Spring election, and incumbent Chris Abele debated several issues facing Milwaukee County at a luncheon Monday, hosted by Milwaukee’s Public Policy Forum.
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.
“Milwaukee was named the worst city in the country for African-Americans, and that should be a call to arms for everyone in Milwaukee County. We need more than just jobs, we need living wage jobs, so that people who are working full-time don’t slide into poverty,” said Larson.
“Economic development projects that use public dollars should focus on creating jobs for neighbors in communities that need them most.
Working families will again have a voice in Milwaukee County Executive’s office if I’m elected. Together, we’ll work to make our neighborhoods stronger, give more of our neighbors access to living wage jobs, protect our parks, end the power grabs, and restore American-style checks and balances to local government.”
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“The only thing remarkable about his address is that anyone is bothering to listen.”
“As a state senator and as a member of these important committees, I look forward to working with my neighbors and colleagues to support policies that will provide each of our neighbors the freedom to pursue the American Dream.”
“Over the past six months, four families lost their loved ones due to Clarke’s gross mismanagement.”
Today, Senator Chris Larson, Representative Jonathan Brostoff, and Representative Christine Sinicki released the following statement urging the resignation or removal of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
"This is a great plan to address the crisis created in our state’s schools.'