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MKE County

Crowley Calls Special Election for Supervisor

Board seat open with Sup. Supreme Moore Omokunde's election to State Assembly.

By - Dec 22nd, 2020 03:30 pm
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Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley has called a special election for the 10th county supervisory district recently resigned by Supreme Moore Omokunde.

Moore Omokunde was elected to Crowley’s former seat as Representative of State Assembly District 17 in November. He resigned his seat on the County Board December 18th.

Moore Omokunde has been on the board since 2015, serving on a handful of committees. In a statement, he said he was “especially proud” of the county’s declaration of racism as a public health crisis and “the numerous resolutions and ordinance changes that have come from that declaration.”

Since 2016, he served as chair of the Health and Human Needs Committee, where he led the board’s effort in providing oversight of and crafting the county’s policy for youth detention. In that role, he was outspoken about the need to reform the way young people and children are cared for by the justice system and was an advocate for keeping kids in Milwaukee, closer to home when they are in the juvenile justice system.

In a statement, Crowley called Moore Omokunde an “outstanding public servant,” adding that “I am thankful for all of his contributions to setting Milwaukee County on its current path to achieve racial equity and becoming the healthiest county in Wisconsin.”

The special election will be on the ballot in Spring 2021. The primary is February 16th and the general election will be April 6th.

Moore Omokunde wasn’t the only supervisor elected to state office in November. Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez was elected Representative of State Assembly District 8, previously held by JoCasta Zamarripa. Ortiz-Velez is going to finish her term on the board. She recently told Urban Milwaukee that she has a few projects in the county she wants to wrap up before she leaves. One of them is securing a sustainable future for the Mitchell Park Domes.

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Categories: MKE County, Politics

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