Vel Phillips Endorses Chevy Johnson
"Growing up in Milwaukee, Vel Phillips is one of those people who inspired me to get involved in politics."
MILWAUKEE- Chevy Johnson, candidate for Alderman in Milwaukee’s Second District, is proud to announce the endorsement of former City of Milwaukee Alderwoman, former Wisconsin Secretary of State, and civil rights icon, the Honorable Vel Phillips.
“I am pleased to support Chevy Johnson’s bid to serve as our Second District Alderman. Chevy has served our community tirelessly at the YMCA, Community Brainstorming Conference, and Mayor’s office. I am confident in Chevy’s commitment to Milwaukee, and his pledge will only deepen as an Alderman,” noted Ms. Phillips.
“Growing up in Milwaukee, Vel Phillips is one of those people who inspired me to get involved in politics. She is the person who really broke through and created a path for African American men and women to run for office. I am at awe that such an iconic person and community champion like Vel Phillips would endorse my campaign for Alderman. I look forward to meeting and surpassing her expectations for me,” commented Johnson.
Chevy looks forward to working on issues such as economic development, infrastructure investment, and public safety.
Chevy Johnson recently served as Staff Assistant to the Mayor of Milwaukee and emerged from a five person Primary Election contest as the top vote getter earning 38% of the vote. A long time resident of the 2nd district, Chevy is committed to bringing responsible, accountable, and dependable leadership to the Milwaukee Common Council. The General Election is April 5th, 2016.
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"I enthusiastically support Chevy Johnson," noted Congresswoman Gwen Moore.
Chevy has shown that he supports public education -- our students, our families, and our educators," said Kim Schroeder, President of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association.
"Chevy will work hard to create positive health outcomes for the city of Milwaukee as Alderman," noted Candice Owley president of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals.