Statement of Supervisor David Bowen Regarding the April 1 Referendum
"Yesterday, wealthy special interests won a bad poll of public perception at the expense of our democratic principles."
“Yesterday, wealthy special interests won a bad poll of public perception at the expense of our democratic principles. The referendum that passed tilts the balance of power in Milwaukee County, diminishing legislative oversight and local control while granting bloated executive powers.
“I do not believe this referendum speaks for everyone in Milwaukee County. This referendum was purposely put on the ballot at time when the authors of Act 14 knew voter turnout would be low, particularly for districts within the City of Milwaukee. It is a reprehensible tactic designed to exclude those voters who do not agree with a corporate political agenda.
“Multiple wards in my district clearly opposed the referendum. However, the City of Milwaukee had a voter turnout of just 8.97 percent. The opinions expressed in these wards were overshadowed by their more conservative counterparts in places such as the City of South Milwaukee, which had a voter turnout of 28 percent.
“This result is an example of why it is so important for people to turn out to vote.”
Recent Press Releases by State Rep. David Bowen - Page 4
Health and Human Needs Committee Approves Audit for Managed Care Organizations
Announces Resident Leadership Conference on July 26 to Address Quality of Life Issues
Supervisor David Bowen Urges Residents to Attend 7 P.M. Community Call to Action for Shooting Victim at Tiefenthaler ParkMay 30th, 2014 by State Rep. David Bowen
Bowen Decries Violence in Parks and Urges More Patrols, Block Watches
Lawsuit Will Bring $13.5 Million to Milwaukee County for New Transit Routes
Compares Fight for Economic Justice with Civil Rights Movement
Issues Statement Expressing Appreciation
Supervisor David Bowen released the following statement regarding Herb Kohl's generosity to the community
David Bowen to run for Wisconsin’s 10th Assembly District
Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen issued the following statement regarding tomorrow’s referendum on County Supervisors’ pay and benefits.
Supervisor David Bowen Thanks Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Zilber Family Foundation for Contributions to Johnsons ParkMar 21st, 2014 by State Rep. David Bowen
Following the announcement of a $250,000 gift for the revitalization of Johnsons Park from the Zilber Family Foundation and a $100,000 gift from the Rotary Club of Milwaukee for the park, Supervisor David Bowen released the following statement.
Supervisor David Bowen Calls Living Wage Ordinance Passage “A Major Win” for Low Wage Workers in Milwaukee CountyMar 20th, 2014 by State Rep. David Bowen
Following the Milwaukee County Board's 12-6 veto override of a measure to increase the living wage to $11.32 for employees of contractors doing business with the County, Supervisor David Bowen issued the following statement.
Says Study Justifies Living Wage Ordinance