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.”
Chris Larson for County Executive
Press Releases by Chris Larson
“The Supreme Court has powerfully reaffirmed a woman’s constitutional right to make her own decisions about her health, family, and future, no matter her zip code.”
“Decisions regarding residency requirements should be left to local communities to make.”
"We must stand up to the gun lobby that refuses to change and we must reject excuses from politicians who refuse to make an effort to prevent future tragedies."
“With a losing streak this bad, it is clear our state needs a new playbook.”