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Cavalier Johnson

Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson, Alderman in Milwaukee’s second district.

Campaign Finance Reports

2017 - July Continuing - $9,469 - 62 contributions

2016 - July Continuing - $8,969 - 68 contributions

2016 - Pre-Election - $8,454 - 71 contributions

2016 - Pre-Primary - $1,350 - 19 contributions

2016 - January Continuing - $10,752 - 132 contributions

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City’s Millennial “Brain Drain” Raises Concerns

City’s Millennial “Brain Drain” Raises Concerns

State reports shows Milwaukee has problem. Alderman proposes task force to find solutions.

Statement on closure of Midtown Starbucks
Press Release

Statement on closure of Midtown Starbucks

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson November 15, 2019

City Hall: Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws
City Hall

Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws

Would prevent restaurants from providing straws, unless customers request them.

Committee recommends approval of resolution creating Millennial Task Force
Press Release

Committee recommends approval of resolution creating Millennial Task Force

News Release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Aldermen Push Gender Neutral Bathrooms
City Hall

Aldermen Push Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Council members working with Equal Rights Commission to advance inclusive policy.

City Hall: Snow Delays Leaf Collection Until 25th
City Hall

Snow Delays Leaf Collection Until 25th

Snow storms extend cutoff. You now have 11 more days to sweep leaves into the street.

Alderman Cavalier Johnson on Running for Milwaukee County Executive
Press Release

Alderman Cavalier Johnson on Running for Milwaukee County Executive

I believe that my focus should remain on the work at hand in City Hall at this time.

Help Milwaukee Police catch hit-and-run suspect
Press Release

Help Milwaukee Police catch hit-and-run suspect

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson November 8, 20

City Hall: Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget
City Hall

Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget

Council wrestles with huge fiscal challenges due to rising police costs, declining state aid.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays St. Augustine’s $30 Million Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays St. Augustine’s $30 Million Plan

One of city's fastest-growing schools plans substantial expansion.

Remembering Mildred Harpole

Remembering Mildred Harpole

Beloved activist for education equity, equal rights, dies in her 80s.

Local business leaders step up to support community assets
Press Release

Local business leaders step up to support community assets

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson October 29, 2019

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Run for County Executive?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Run for County Executive?

The list is long and could get longer. Handicapping the favorites. 

Eyes on Milwaukee: RACM Approves Land Use for Meat Processing Plant
Eyes on Milwaukee

RACM Approves Land Use for Meat Processing Plant

While council stalled financing package, RACM okays land use change affecting Strauss Brands.

City Hall: City Voters Will Get Gerrymandering Referendum
City Hall

City Voters Will Get Gerrymandering Referendum

Common Council adds question on nonpartisan legislative districts to the April ballot.

City Hall: Anonymous Crime Reporting Service Launches
City Hall

Anonymous Crime Reporting Service Launches

"Crime doesn't pay, but Crime Stoppers does," says Alderwoman Chantia Lewis.

City Hall: Council Debates Indigenous Peoples’ Day
City Hall

Council Debates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be forced to defend the Catholic Church," Donovan thundered.

City Hall: Is The City Ready to Plow Snow?
City Hall

Is The City Ready to Plow Snow?

City has 28,405 tons of salt and 414 pieces of equipment ready to clear 1,472 miles of city streets.

Riverworks Coin Laundry’s New Read, Play, and Learn Space
Press Release

Riverworks Coin Laundry’s New Read, Play, and Learn Space

News release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

Legislation on redistricting ballot issue moves forward
Press Release

Legislation on redistricting ballot issue moves forward

News release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Should Milwaukee Ban Plastic Straws?
City Hall

Should Milwaukee Ban Plastic Straws?

Some alderman seem in favor. It's one of the few single-use plastics the city could ban.

City of Glendale takes action to ban conversion therapy
Press Release

City of Glendale takes action to ban conversion therapy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson August 27, 2019

Brett Blomme for Milwaukee County Circuit Court  Announces List of Early Endorsements
Press Release

Brett Blomme for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Announces List of Early Endorsements

“I am so honored to have earned the support of these great leaders.”

Superior the latest Wisconsin city to take action to ban conversion therapy
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Superior the latest Wisconsin city to take action to ban conversion therapy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson August 23, 2019

Alderman Urges Gun Control After Attack

Alderman Urges Gun Control After Attack

Ald. Cavalier Johnson’s car struck by reckless gun fire, cites emotional trauma for his child.

Gunfire too common and too close for comfort – time for action on firearms
Press Release

Gunfire too common and too close for comfort – time for action on firearms

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson August 21, 2019

City Hall: Spiker Wins Seat on Common Council
City Hall

Spiker Wins Seat on Common Council

Legislative aide Scott Spiker will replace his former boss Terry Witkowski.

Council approves resolution calling for restrictions on firework sales
Press Release

Council approves resolution calling for restrictions on firework sales

News release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission
City Hall

Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission

Attorney, third FPC leader in three years, brings diverse background to challenging job.

City Hall: Take It EZ, Donovan Urges
City Hall

Take It EZ, Donovan Urges

New public-private initiative targets reckless driving in the city.

Alderman Seeks Fireworks Restrictions

Alderman Seeks Fireworks Restrictions

Citing rampant fireworks use, Johnson pushes state law to prevent sales across county lines.

Pilot project aims to put the brakes on reckless driving in Milwaukee
Press Release

Pilot project aims to put the brakes on reckless driving in Milwaukee

News conference set for Monday at 11 a.m. to launch unique public-private partnership called Operation Take it EZ Milwaukee

City Hall: Aldermen Blast City’s Call Center
City Hall

Aldermen Blast City’s Call Center

Should you call 286-City to report a pothole? Don't bother, some aldermen say.

Racine takes action to ban conversion therapy
Press Release

Racine takes action to ban conversion therapy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson July 17, 2019

City Hall: Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election
City Hall

Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election

The race for Terry Witkowski's seat had surprises -- and key lessons.

State funding for youth summer jobs wisely restored by Governor Evers
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State funding for youth summer jobs wisely restored by Governor Evers

A statement by Alderman Cavalier Johnson July 3, 2019

Transportation: Free Streetcar Rides Planned for 2020
Transportation

Free Streetcar Rides Planned for 2020

City hopes to maintain free rides to keep up ridership but this could leave funding gap.

Condolences for off-duty Milwaukee officer death
Press Release

Condolences for off-duty Milwaukee officer death

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson June 18, 2019

Resolution to adopt a Green Infrastructure Plan for the City of Milwaukee advances to the Common Council
Press Release

Resolution to adopt a Green Infrastructure Plan for the City of Milwaukee advances to the Common Council

“The Green Infrastructure Plan will reduce the amount of rainwater that flows into the sewerage system following a wet-weather event.”

Transportation: City Confident Couture Won’t Block Streetcar
Transportation

City Confident Couture Won’t Block Streetcar

Federal grant at risk if lakefront extension to The Couture isn't running by end of 2020.

Event to mark placing of plaque to remember fallen officer
Press Release

Event to mark placing of plaque to remember fallen officer

"Officer Irvine was killed in the line of duty while working to protect the citizens of the City of Milwaukee..."

Council approves resolution supporting creation of federal Green New Deal legislation
Press Release

Council approves resolution supporting creation of federal Green New Deal legislation

News release by Alderman Nik Kovac and Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Council Rejects Barrett’s FPC Appointee
City Hall

Council Rejects Barrett’s FPC Appointee

Fire and Police Commission appointee gives "petulant" presentation, rejected by council.

Bold, bipartisan measure could help needy families while boosting our state economy
Press Release

Bold, bipartisan measure could help needy families while boosting our state economy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 21, 2019

City Hall: Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags
City Hall

Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags

Council debates what to do with bags that clog up recycling process.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Town Square for Downtown Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Town Square for Downtown Milwaukee

City proposes Vel R. Phillips Plaza along W. Wisconsin Ave. with cafe and streetcar stop.

Small shared revenue increase dies in party-line vote
Press Release

Small shared revenue increase dies in party-line vote

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 13, 2019

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Says Marcus Center Not Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Says Marcus Center Not Historic

Votes down designation and compromise to save Kiley grove with a friends group.

Mayor Barrett: Secure Our Neighborhoods, Fix Our Streets, and Enough with Your Damned Streetcar
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Mayor Barrett: Secure Our Neighborhoods, Fix Our Streets, and Enough with Your Damned Streetcar

Aldermen urge citizens to voice their opposition to the streetcar by saying “Enough is Enough!’ Joint statement from Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski May 6, 2019

Congratulations to the State of Maine for its stewardship in protecting our environment
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Congratulations to the State of Maine for its stewardship in protecting our environment

A statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 3, 2019

Transportation: 11 Key Facts About Streetcar Extensions
Transportation

11 Key Facts About Streetcar Extensions

Love the idea? Hate it? Either way we have all the details.

City Hall: The Cold War With We Energies
City Hall

The Cold War With We Energies

Bauman, other aldermen believe city is charging too little for utility's use of city land.

City Hall: Meet the City’s Pothole Patrol
City Hall

Meet the City’s Pothole Patrol

Turns out those frequently maligned parking checkers do more than issue tickets.

Earth Day more urgent today than ever before
Press Release

Earth Day more urgent today than ever before

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson April 22, 2019

Council unanimously passes resolution to study feasibility and costs of an environmentally friendly purchasing program
Two charged in attack on Parking Enforcement Officer
Press Release

Two charged in attack on Parking Enforcement Officer

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson April 8, 2019

Milwaukee Alders rally behind JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman
Press Release

Milwaukee Alders rally behind JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m honored to have the support of so many strong leaders in the City of Milwaukee."

Violence unacceptable against parking checker just doing his job
Press Release

Violence unacceptable against parking checker just doing his job

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson April 2, 2019

Puerto Rico bans conversion therapy
Press Release

Puerto Rico bans conversion therapy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson March 29, 2019

Common Council passes resolution to establish the Growing Entrepreneurs in Milwaukee (GEM) initiative
Press Release

Common Council passes resolution to establish the Growing Entrepreneurs in Milwaukee (GEM) initiative

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs: Council approves establishment of GEM initiative

Remembering Noelani Robinson
Press Release

Remembering Noelani Robinson

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson March 18, 2019

Will Mayor’s Veto of Food Truck Ban Stand?

Will Mayor’s Veto of Food Truck Ban Stand?

Council could override but two aldermen have switched to Barrett’s side.

City Hall: City Approves DNC Contract
City Hall

City Approves DNC Contract

City expects $50 million from federal government to pay for security.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Any City Progress on Affordable Housing?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Any City Progress on Affordable Housing?

Has Barrett's 10,000 homes initiative had an impact? Council members give mixed grades

In Honor of International Women’s Day
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In Honor of International Women’s Day

I urge my fellow citizens to reach out today and thank (and/or hug if it’s someone close!) the women who make a difference in making your lives and our world better every day.

Now Serving: New Cafe Opening in Silver City
Now Serving

New Cafe Opening in Silver City

Plus: Kitt's to reopen, Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea comes to Yankee Hill, but no more food trucks for W. National Ave.

City Hall: An Extra Four Days to Pay Parking Tickets
City Hall

An Extra Four Days to Pay Parking Tickets

City extending grace period on parking ticket payments.

City Hall: Littering Will Now Cost $500
City Hall

Littering Will Now Cost $500

Council raises minimum fine from $25 to $500. "Our streets are dirty," says Ald. Stamper.

Now Serving: New Burger Emporium Opens Downtown
Now Serving

New Burger Emporium Opens Downtown

Plus: another Third Ward Camp Bar. Phobruary returns. Kitt's Custard closing?

Colin Kaepernick to be featured in city’s 28 Days of Black History
Press Release

Colin Kaepernick to be featured in city’s 28 Days of Black History

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd

Joint statement on fallen Milwaukee Police Officer
Press Release

Joint statement on fallen Milwaukee Police Officer

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Jóse G. Pérez, Alderman Robert Donovan, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Terry L. Witkowski, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski

City Hall: Karen Dettmer Will Lead Water Works
City Hall

Karen Dettmer Will Lead Water Works

Committee puts veteran engineer through the ringer before endorsing her appointment.

Council approves legislation concerning the Milwaukee Health Department’s lead reporting processes and water filter distribution plans
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Council approves legislation concerning the Milwaukee Health Department’s lead reporting processes and water filter distribution plans

"The health, safety and well-being of Milwaukee’s residents are our highest priorities, especially concerning our children."

City-wide School Board Candidate Bob Peterson announces endorsement from 23 elected officials
Press Release

City-wide School Board Candidate Bob Peterson announces endorsement from 23 elected officials

The full list of elected officials to have endorsed Bob Peterson for MPS school board represents a broad span of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.

Another city takes action on conversion therapy
Press Release

Another city takes action on conversion therapy

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - January 4, 2019

Prime mixed-use development opportunity for Capitol Library
Press Release

Prime mixed-use development opportunity for Capitol Library

"With the new library being a catalytic community economic development project, this is an exciting opportunity for a developer to help shape the future of this neighborhood."

Council approves measure to fight resident displacement in areas near downtown
Press Release

Council approves measure to fight resident displacement in areas near downtown

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Praise for HACM exemplary hiring and contract gains for low-income residents
Press Release

Praise for HACM exemplary hiring and contract gains for low-income residents

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - December 18, 2018

Leading Men Fellows program offers promising impact for young Milwaukee children
Press Release

Leading Men Fellows program offers promising impact for young Milwaukee children

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - December 13, 2018

Milwaukee YMCA Changes Its Focus

Milwaukee YMCA Changes Its Focus

160-year old organization wants to serve 60,000 people, with emphasis on children.

Advocate Aurora Health increases wages to $15 per hour
Press Release

Advocate Aurora Health increases wages to $15 per hour

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - December 5, 2018

City Hall: Council Slaps Down Mayor’s Vetoes
City Hall

Council Slaps Down Mayor’s Vetoes

Legislative body rejects all five vetoes by Mayor Tom Barrett.

City Hall: 10 Curious Details in City’s 2019 Budget
City Hall

10 Curious Details in City’s 2019 Budget

A city store? No more alley repairs? Cutting tree trimming? The $1.5 billion budget has it all.

City Hall: Council Adopts 2019 City Budget
City Hall

Council Adopts 2019 City Budget

Average homeowner will see $51.88 increase, no change in total fire and police officers.

City Hall: Nikiya Dodd Handily Wins Council Seat
City Hall

Nikiya Dodd Handily Wins Council Seat

Political veteran could have a big impact on upcoming city budget debate.

City Hall: Pay Hike for City Politicians Is On Hold
City Hall

Pay Hike for City Politicians Is On Hold

Ald. Chantia Lewis delays vote on 13.6% raise she and some other colleagues want. Mayor threatens veto.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 11 Things to Know Before You Ride The Hop
Eyes on Milwaukee

11 Things to Know Before You Ride The Hop

How many people will ride it? How is it free? Oh so many questions, all answered here.

City Hall: Barrett Signs Complete Streets Policy
City Hall

Barrett Signs Complete Streets Policy

Mayor, city officials and activists gather to celebrate new legislation.

Regional transit approach needed to help workers keep jobs, fill abundant vacancies
Press Release

Regional transit approach needed to help workers keep jobs, fill abundant vacancies

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - October 19, 2018

City Hall: Council Passes Complete Streets Policy
City Hall

Council Passes Complete Streets Policy

Streets for all, not just cars, is now the law of the land.

City Hall: Barrett Vetoes Inspector General
City Hall

Barrett Vetoes Inspector General

Council, Mayor at odds over how independent new position should be.

Special ceremony to mark naming of Vel R. Phillips Ante Chamber
Press Release

Special ceremony to mark naming of Vel R. Phillips Ante Chamber

News release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

Op Ed: Tommy Could Help Create Prison Reform
Op Ed

Tommy Could Help Create Prison Reform

Thompson, former Republican governor, regrets increase in incarceration, could team with Democratic reformers.

Sequanna Taylor Announces Candidacy for MPS Board of School Directors
Press Release

Sequanna Taylor Announces Candidacy for MPS Board of School Directors

Elected Official, MPS Parent, and Educational Assistant Will Put the Students First

Newly renovated Midtown Center Pick ‘n Save provides big boost
Press Release

Newly renovated Midtown Center Pick ‘n Save provides big boost

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - August 15, 2018

Women’s March WI Endorses Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman
Press Release

Women’s March WI Endorses Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman

"I am so humbled to have earned the endorsement of Women's March WI."

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials across Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials across Southeastern Wisconsin

"I’m thrilled to have earned the endorsements of so many local elected officials throughout our great state."

Milwaukee Area Unions Endorse Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman
Press Release

Milwaukee Area Unions Endorse Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman

"As a State Senator and a County Supervisor I proudly stood with workers and their unions."

Rhythm & Blooms concert Thursday at Green Tree Community Garden
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Rhythm & Blooms concert Thursday at Green Tree Community Garden

6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 2

Job opening: A pivotal position for early childhood education in Milwaukee
Press Release

Job opening: A pivotal position for early childhood education in Milwaukee

Joint statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson and Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton - July 23, 2018

City Hall: All Hail The “People’s Flag”
City Hall

All Hail The “People’s Flag”

Huge version of flag installed a block from City Hall just before vote on whether to adopt it.

Madison approves ban on conversion therapy – and now it’s time to outlaw the practice across Wisconsin
Press Release

Madison approves ban on conversion therapy – and now it’s time to outlaw the practice across Wisconsin

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - July 13, 2018

City Hall: Should Milwaukee Elect Police Chief?
City Hall

Should Milwaukee Elect Police Chief?

Alderman Rainey's proposal gets discussion, but not much support.

City Hall: Domino’s Will Pay to Pave Potholes
City Hall

Domino’s Will Pay to Pave Potholes

But pizza chain offering Milwaukee only $5,000 in what some see as a publicity stunt.

Committee a unanimous ‘yes’ on proposal to rename anteroom in honor of Vel Phillips
Press Release

Committee a unanimous ‘yes’ on proposal to rename anteroom in honor of Vel Phillips

News release from Alderman Cavalier "Chevy" Johnson

Common Council passes e-cigarette measure
Press Release

Common Council passes e-cigarette measure

Latest move caps off public health package

Newly enacted state law yet another power grab
Press Release

Newly enacted state law yet another power grab

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - June 12, 2018

City Hall: Will People’s Flag Become Official Milwaukee Flag?
City Hall

Will People’s Flag Become Official Milwaukee Flag?

Trio of council members introduce resolution to change city flag.

Join Danica Roem at the PrideFest Opening Ceremonies!
Press Release

Join Danica Roem at the PrideFest Opening Ceremonies!

Admission is FREE when you #GivePlusOne

Triple shooting rocks normally quiet 2nd District
Press Release

Triple shooting rocks normally quiet 2nd District

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - May 14, 2018

Dangerous drivers be warned
Press Release

Dangerous drivers be warned

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - April 30, 2018

City Hall: 4th St. Will Become Vel. R. Phillips Ave.
City Hall

4th St. Will Become Vel. R. Phillips Ave.

Major downtown street to be renamed for Milwaukee leader and civil rights pioneer.

Ascension announces pause to service downsizing at St. Joseph
Press Release

Ascension announces pause to service downsizing at St. Joseph

Press release from Alders Khalif J. Rainey, Michael Murphy and Bob Donovan

Council approves Ascension service retention measure
Press Release

Council approves Ascension service retention measure

"Citizens across our city rely on Ascension facilities for care..."

Threat to JobLines routes could mean jobs lost for city residents
Press Release

Threat to JobLines routes could mean jobs lost for city residents

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - April 13, 2018

City Hall: Milwaukee Bans Conversion Therapy
City Hall

Milwaukee Bans Conversion Therapy

Controversial therapy tries to transform LGBT teens into heterosexuals.

Caucus Supports Milwaukee’s Proposed Ordinance Banning Conversion Therapy
Press Release

Caucus Supports Milwaukee’s Proposed Ordinance Banning Conversion Therapy

"This practice leads to increased rates of suicide and depression as well as other long-term negative consequences," said Austin Kieler.

Committee votes “yes” on conversion therapy ban
Press Release

Committee votes “yes” on conversion therapy ban

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - March 8, 2018

Measure would ban conversion therapy in Milwaukee
Press Release

Measure would ban conversion therapy in Milwaukee

News release from Alderman Cavalier "Chevy" Johnson

Residency law change leading to exodus of people, dollars
Press Release

Residency law change leading to exodus of people, dollars

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - March 6, 2018

Hip-Hop Week MKE unanimously approved at Common Council meeting
Press Release

Hip-Hop Week MKE unanimously approved at Common Council meeting

"Hip-hop has the unique ability to bring communities together and stimulate conversations about relevant issues in our society."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Plan Builds 10,000 Affordable Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Plan Builds 10,000 Affordable Homes

Ambitious plan is centerpiece of mayor's State-of-the-City speech. Will council support it?

Council Members Congratulate Interim Police Chief on Appointment
Press Release

Council Members Congratulate Interim Police Chief on Appointment

We stand ready to work with him to move forward as a united community for the good of all residents.

The Rise of Reckless Driving

The Rise of Reckless Driving

Vehicles speeding, running red lights causing more deaths, hit-and-run accidents.

Murphy’s Law: Mayor Barrett’s Power in Decline?
Murphy’s Law

Mayor Barrett’s Power in Decline?

Council taking more power, mayor taking a beating.

Applications for Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program Now Open
Press Release

Applications for Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program Now Open

The Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program places youth in an internship within city government for the summer, providing job training, professional skills, and income.

Resolution Aims to Take Down Milwaukee Health Department’s Restrictive Communication Policy
Press Release

Resolution Aims to Take Down Milwaukee Health Department’s Restrictive Communication Policy

This resolution will prohibit any policy which aims to stifle whistle-blowers.

City of Milwaukee to Celebrate 28 Days of Black History throughout February
Press Release

City of Milwaukee to Celebrate 28 Days of Black History throughout February

In honor of Black History Month, the City of Milwaukee website and the City Channel (Milwaukee’s government access cable channel) will again recognize influential figures in Milwaukee’s Black history .

Council set to act on Health Department crisis
Press Release

Council set to act on Health Department crisis

Joint statement from the Milwaukee Common Council

City’s Employer of National Service status offers promise for service agency vets
Press Release

City’s Employer of National Service status offers promise for service agency vets

News conference set for Wednesday, January 17 at City Hall

Common Council Statement on Flynn Retirement
Press Release

Common Council Statement on Flynn Retirement

Statement from the Common Council - January 8th, 2018

Hip-Hop Week MKE passes Common Council committee
Press Release

Hip-Hop Week MKE passes Common Council committee

Measure goes to full Council on January 17

Bar Exam: It’s Always Christmas at Dale’s
Bar Exam

It’s Always Christmas at Dale’s

Classic bar with Christmas and clown decorations, great soup, integrated clientele.

Council approves Libya slave trade condemnation measure
Press Release

Council approves Libya slave trade condemnation measure

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey - December 19, 2017

Exodus of city workers hurts neighborhoods, hurts Milwaukee
Press Release

Exodus of city workers hurts neighborhoods, hurts Milwaukee

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - December 19, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Affordable Housing Plan Inches Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Affordable Housing Plan Inches Forward

But proposal has been narrowed, will only affect city-financed projects.

Felesia Martin Announces key endorsements
Press Release

Felesia Martin Announces key endorsements

I am humbled by the outpouring of community support for my candidacy.

On the passing of crossing guard Andrew Tyler
Press Release

On the passing of crossing guard Andrew Tyler

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - December 7, 2017

Time for Governor to invest within to solve workforce issues
Press Release

Time for Governor to invest within to solve workforce issues

News release from Aldermen Murphy, Perez and Johnson

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Overrides Most of Mayor’s Vetoes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Overrides Most of Mayor’s Vetoes

Bauman accuses Barrett of false promises, Stamper calls mayor "disingenuous."

Alderman Pérez offers condolences to family of crossing guard
Press Release

Alderman Pérez offers condolences to family of crossing guard

Statement of Alderman José G. Pérez - November 20, 2017

Heartbreaking outcome from the family of school crossing guard Andrew Tyler
Press Release

Heartbreaking outcome from the family of school crossing guard Andrew Tyler

tatement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - November 20, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Atty Says Affordable Housing Plan Illegal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Atty Says Affordable Housing Plan Illegal

Will legal opinion kill the proposal? Or can Bauman and company rework the language?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Affordable Housing in Every Major Project?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Affordable Housing in Every Major Project?

Proposal would require it for any project with 20 or more units. Will developers oppose it?

Warrant Withdrawal Wednesday event on December 6
Press Release

Warrant Withdrawal Wednesday event on December 6

News release from Alderman Cavalier "Chevy" Johnson

Hit-and-run leaves veteran crossing guard seriously injured
Press Release

Hit-and-run leaves veteran crossing guard seriously injured

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - November 10, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Overrides Mayor on Firing Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Overrides Mayor on Firing Flynn

10-5 vote means city lobbyist must seek state law giving council power to fire chiefs.

Bi-partisan early childhood bill is a positive step in the right direction
Press Release

Bi-partisan early childhood bill is a positive step in the right direction

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - October 31, 2017

Resolution reevaluating employment age moves forward
Press Release

Resolution reevaluating employment age moves forward

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - October 30, 2017

Strong families and communities start with early education
Press Release

Strong families and communities start with early education

Statement by Alderman Cavalier Johnson - October 27, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Votes for Authority to Fire Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Votes for Authority to Fire Flynn

Requests state law giving them power to fire police and fire chiefs. Mayor promises a veto.

Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders
Press Release

Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders

“I am honored and humbled to have earned the support of these officials, who work every day to make our communities stronger.”

Event let students pay it forward while feeding those in need
Press Release

Event let students pay it forward while feeding those in need

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - October 13, 2017

City Proposal Restricts Roadside Memorials

City Proposal Restricts Roadside Memorials

"Some of these turn into unpermitted block parties,” Ald. Johnson says

Citizens of Milwaukee
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Citizens of Milwaukee

For the 14th consecutive budget, Mayor Barrett is going to cut your fire department.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ald. Hamilton’s City Hall Power Play
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ald. Hamilton’s City Hall Power Play

Michael Murphy now finds himself on the outside looking in. Why?

County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
Press Release

County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

"The practice of restraining pregnant women is demeaning and unnecessary and best efforts must be made to avoid this practice at all costs."

When good citizens step up in Milwaukee, good things happen
Press Release

When good citizens step up in Milwaukee, good things happen

Statement of Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - September 22, 2017

Proposed ‘Right-to-Carry’ legislation disastrous for urban areas
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Proposed ‘Right-to-Carry’ legislation disastrous for urban areas

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - September 20, 2017

Alderman Johnson thanks Milwaukee Bucks for their investment in our city
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Alderman Johnson thanks Milwaukee Bucks for their investment in our city

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - September 20, 2017

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves East Side Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves East Side Tower

Real test will come at the Common Council next week.

Murphy’s Law: The City’s Most Curious Lobbyist
Murphy’s Law

The City’s Most Curious Lobbyist

Why is fire fighters’ president quietly lobbying on issues unrelated to his job?

Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

A measure opposing the practice of shackling pregnant and postpartum women within Milwaukee County correctional facilities will come before the Judiciary, Safety, and General Services committee

Alderman Johnson Thanks the Bucks and Johnson Controls for Their Investments in the Community
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Alderman Johnson Thanks the Bucks and Johnson Controls for Their Investments in the Community

Yesterday the grand opening for the multi-sport complex at Westlawn Garden’s Browning Elementary School and the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, was a huge success

Council hearing set for DOJ draft report on MPD practices
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Council hearing set for DOJ draft report on MPD practices

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Council President Ashanti Hamilton

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Top Off New Arena
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Top Off New Arena

4,400-pound steel beam symbolizes the peak of new arena's construction.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sherman Park Project Moves Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sherman Park Project Moves Forward

Sherman Phoenix project will rise from ashes of old bank with small city grant.

Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson endorses Sparkle Ashley
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Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson endorses Sparkle Ashley

"I gladly endorse her and look forward to helping elect her in the coming months" noted Alderman Johnson.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Approves 27-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Approves 27-Story Tower

Madison developer revives 27-story proposal on Prospect next to Goll House.

Council Supports Restricting Asset Forfeiture

Council Supports Restricting Asset Forfeiture

Would only be allowed for convicted criminals. Milwaukee police opposed change.

Common Council approves new Pioneering Innovations Commission
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Common Council approves new Pioneering Innovations Commission

News release from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Still Upset with Chief Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Still Upset with Chief Flynn

"Damn right hold it again" proclaims alderman Bob Donovan. Council wants more control of chief.

50 Years After the Marches: Common Council More Diverse Today, But…
50 Years After the Marches

Common Council More Diverse Today, But…

Other cities have done better at embracing diversity.

Rhythm & Bloom concert at Green Tree Community Garden
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Rhythm & Bloom concert at Green Tree Community Garden

Free Concert Series Information from Alderwoman Chantia Lewis and Alderman Cavalier Johnson

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Members Blast Chief Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Members Blast Chief Flynn

Demanding more input into Flynn's decision making, they refuse to allocate federal funds.

Biking: Kids Ask Common Council for Safer Streets
Biking

Kids Ask Common Council for Safer Streets

Big increase in city pedestrians killed while crossing the street.

Op Ed: How to Prevent Crime
Op Ed

How to Prevent Crime

53206 zip code has high crime, high imprisonment. We need a different approach.

N. 76th St. construction continues, ramp closures scheduled
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N. 76th St. construction continues, ramp closures scheduled

Important road construction information (N. 76th St.) from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

What’s in a name? An intentional shift
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What’s in a name? An intentional shift

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson - June 29, 2017

Common Council to take up Paris Climate Accord measure
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Common Council to take up Paris Climate Accord measure

News release from Alderman Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Nik Kovac

New store opening enables relocation of jobs to Milwaukee
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New store opening enables relocation of jobs to Milwaukee

Dakonte Product Group, Inc. is a store that oversees several product lines, from industrial envelopes to menu covers.

What we need: A broad and holistic approach focused on prevention
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What we need: A broad and holistic approach focused on prevention

Statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson May 9, 2017

Work is complete for Water Quality Task Force
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Work is complete for Water Quality Task Force

Statement of Alderman José G. Pérez April 28, 2017

Workers Urged to Use JobLines Buses

Workers Urged to Use JobLines Buses

Freeway lawsuit got $13.5 million settlement; two bus lines to suburban jobs created.

Op Ed: Trump Budget Would Hurt City
Op Ed

Trump Budget Would Hurt City

$54 billion annual spending cut would hit long list of needed city programs.

Council passes resolution creating Early Education Task Force
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Council passes resolution creating Early Education Task Force

The task force will launch a birth-to-school literacy initiative.

Fighting the “Dark Store Loophole”

Fighting the “Dark Store Loophole”

Big box stores like Walgreens and Menards claim tax loophole. Cities oppose it.

Council urges Legislature to introduce fair property tax assessment policy bill
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Council urges Legislature to introduce fair property tax assessment policy bill

"Homeowners in Wisconsin already pay 70% of the total statewide property tax levy."

Overwhelming support for our fellow citizens and for our ideals
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Overwhelming support for our fellow citizens and for our ideals

Milwaukee could be the first city in the U.S. to officially declare its opposition to the travel ban.

New City of Milwaukee ID card now available to the public
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New City of Milwaukee ID card now available to the public

Informational news conference set for Friday at City Hall

City of Milwaukee website, cable channel to host black history vignettes
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City of Milwaukee website, cable channel to host black history vignettes

News release from Alds. Chantia Lewis and Milele A. Coggs

Proposed curtailment of Project Labor Agreements would hurt cities
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Proposed curtailment of Project Labor Agreements would hurt cities

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson January 31, 2017

Town Hall Meeting on Arena District Employment This Thursday
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Town Hall Meeting on Arena District Employment This Thursday

To help introduce prospective jobseekers to the platform, the Bucks are hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout the city.

Residents invited to learn about jobs working at new Bucks arena
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Residents invited to learn about jobs working at new Bucks arena

The meeting will also offer Milwaukee residents the opportunity to be certified for the city’s Resident Preference Program.

Northwest side employer Concentrix in major hiring push
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Northwest side employer Concentrix in major hiring push

More than 170 positions to be filled; Council members encouraging residents to apply; Jan. 7 career fair set for prospective applicants

Court Watch: Muni Court Indigents Will Get Lawyers
Court Watch

Muni Court Indigents Will Get Lawyers

Common Council votes 9-6 to approve funding for new program.

Joint letter to DA John Chisholm
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Joint letter to DA John Chisholm

Joint letter from members of the Common Council to District Attorney Chisholm

Op-Ed: Public Safety Plan Ignores the Community
Op-Ed

Public Safety Plan Ignores the Community

Aldermen should work harder to consult residents and target underlying causes of crime.

Early Voting is Underway in Milwaukee
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Early Voting is Underway in Milwaukee

Early voting is underway in Milwaukee, and it's time to make your plan to get out and vote!

NEWaukeean of the Week: Jason Rae
NEWaukeean of the Week

Jason Rae

"My biggest hope is that we continue to see strong, young leaders rise up and make their voice heard and get involved in the political process."

City hearings on public safety issues to be held throughout October
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City hearings on public safety issues to be held throughout October

News release from Alds. Ashanti Hamilton & Bob Donovan

Darrol Gibson Announces Impressive Slate of Endorsements Including Congresswoman Gwen Moore
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Darrol Gibson Announces Impressive Slate of Endorsements Including Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Darrol is the only candidate running for a seat in the Wisconsin State Legislature this fall to receive a primary endorsement from Congresswoman Moore.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Kills Prospect Ave High Rise
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Kills Prospect Ave High Rise

Impressive 27-story, $55 million project is dead, due to opposition of neighbors.

Milwaukee residents invited to Rhythm & Bloom concert series opening
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Milwaukee residents invited to Rhythm & Bloom concert series opening

News release from Alds. Cavalier Johnson and Chantia Lewis

Outrage at ambush of MPD officer & other police shootings
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Outrage at ambush of MPD officer & other police shootings

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux’s Job in Jeopardy
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux’s Job in Jeopardy

Council majority votes no, but decision will get reconsidered. His chances look slim.

MPS Creates More Community Schools

MPS Creates More Community Schools

New reform comes after school board rejects proposed state OSPP plan by Abele.

Taking “Home” out of Home Rule
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Taking “Home” out of Home Rule

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

Common Council leading the way on multi-pronged public safety effort
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Common Council leading the way on multi-pronged public safety effort

Council president and members issue “All Hands Call” for peace

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Hall’s Game of Thrones
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Hall’s Game of Thrones

Hail Ashanti! Ald. Hamilton's route to the Iron Throne laid bare.

Council President Hamilton announces 2016-2020 committee assignments
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Council President Hamilton announces 2016-2020 committee assignments

News release from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Diverse coalition voices support for Alderman Hamilton as Council President
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Diverse coalition voices support for Alderman Hamilton as Council President

A diverse group of newly-elected and newly re-elected members of the Milwaukee Common Council today voiced their support for Alderman Ashanti Hamilton to serve as the next Common Council President.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win the Elections?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win the Elections?

The turnout will be massive. And could result in upsets.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Chevy Johnson for Alderman
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Chevy Johnson for Alderman

"I enthusiastically support Chevy Johnson," noted Congresswoman Gwen Moore.

MTEA President Endorses Chevy Johnson for Alderman
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MTEA President Endorses Chevy Johnson for Alderman

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.

Sherman Morton: From Alderman Assistant to Aldermanic Candidate
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals Endorse Chevy Johnson
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Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals Endorse Chevy Johnson

"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.

Vel Phillips Endorses Chevy Johnson
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Vel Phillips Endorses Chevy Johnson

"Growing up in Milwaukee, Vel Phillips is one of those people who inspired me to get involved in politics."

Another Attack on Local Control
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Another Attack on Local Control

"I abhor the assault on local control that has emanated from Madison throughout these last few years."

African American leaders stand against supporting Alderman Bob Donavan for Mayor of Milwaukee
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African American leaders stand against supporting Alderman Bob Donavan for Mayor of Milwaukee

This press conference will be followed up with a private meeting with current Mayor Tom Barrett.

Wisconsin Jobs Now, AFT Local 212 Endorse Chevy Johnson
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Wisconsin Jobs Now, AFT Local 212 Endorse Chevy Johnson

Chevy Johnson has announced the endorsements of a number of former and current elected officials, progressive organizations, community leaders, and neighbors.

SEIU, Working Families Party Endorse Chevy Johnson for Alderman
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SEIU, Working Families Party Endorse Chevy Johnson for Alderman

Chevy Johnson has been endorsed by a number of former and current elected officials, progressive organizations, community leaders and neighbors.

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson
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Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

“I am honored and privileged to have the support of such wonderful community leaders and stakeholders,” said Johnson.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Larson for Milwaukee County Exec, Progressive Board & Council Slate
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Larson for Milwaukee County Exec, Progressive Board & Council Slate

New progressive coalition releases first wave of Milwaukee county endorsements, pledges to aggressively support slate in run-up to Election Day

Opportunity in Milwaukee
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Opportunity in Milwaukee

I believe that there are some specific, pragmatic policies that we can enact to help increase employment and access to opportunity in Milwaukee.

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Taking the Pulse of the 2016 Milwaukee Elections

Plenty of Horne: Will Public Market Expand?
Plenty of Horne

Will Public Market Expand?

The fish market wants to expand outdoor cafe. And Chevy Johnson kicks off campaign for alderman.

Goyke, Brostoff Endorse Chevy Johnson for Alderman
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Goyke, Brostoff Endorse Chevy Johnson for Alderman

“Chevy’s work ethic and passion for city issues is unmatched and he will make a great alderman,” said Rep. Jonathan Brostoff.

State Representative LaTonya Johnson Endorses Chevy Johnson
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State Representative LaTonya Johnson Endorses Chevy Johnson

“Chevy has passionately served Milwaukee, and has stood for better public safety, improved infrastructure and jobs with livable wages,” remarked Rep. Johnson.

A Call to Service
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A Call to Service

I have met hundreds of my neighbors who have expressed to me that they need a leader who will serve them with the best interest of our district and our city at heart.

Chevy Johnson Enters Race for 2nd District Alderman
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Chevy Johnson Enters Race for 2nd District Alderman

Chevy’s commitment to his district and city began at an early age.

Chevy Johnson Enters Race for 2nd District Alderman

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $10

Chevy Johnson Enters Race for 2nd District Alderman

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $10