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Joe Czarnezki

Former Milwaukee County Clerk.

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MKE County: Nicholson Shuffles Board’s Leadership
MKE County

Nicholson Shuffles Board’s Leadership

Chairwoman resets board's balance of power, and punishes a rival, with new committee assignments.

MKE County: Election Shakes Up County Board
MKE County

Election Shakes Up County Board

Five of 18 supervisors will be new. Longtime Sup. John Weishan, Jr. upset by Peter Burgelis. A sixth new face could be coming.

Board of Supervisors Approves Paid Parental Leave Policy for County Employees
MKE County: Committee Opposes Minimum Bail Bills
MKE County

Committee Opposes Minimum Bail Bills

Rejects Sup. Longdon’s push to support state legislative bills that increase bail.

Czarnezki Votes to Approve $45 Million for Public Museum, Urges Retention of Current Name
County Clerk George Christenson Running For New Job

County Clerk George Christenson Running For New Job

Seeking to become clerk of circuit court, replacing John Barrett.

MKE County: Will Museum Drop ‘Public’ From Name?
MKE County

Will Museum Drop ‘Public’ From Name?

Attorney says maintaining a 'public museum' is a financial necessity. Museum officials say 'public' in name confuses people.

MKE County: 9 Supervisors Unopposed For 2022
MKE County

9 Supervisors Unopposed For 2022

Deadline is one week away and nearly 70% of districts have just one candidate running.

MKE County: Board Adopts 2022 Budget of $1.2 Billion
MKE County

Board Adopts 2022 Budget of $1.2 Billion

Rising sales tax revenue plugs budget deficit. Federal ARPA funds largely saved for future investments.

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2022 Milwaukee County Budget
MKE County: Proposal Aims To Recruit More Lifeguards
MKE County

Proposal Aims To Recruit More Lifeguards

Major lifeguard shortage closed pools in 2021.

MKE County: Board Adopts New Supervisory Map
MKE County

Board Adopts New Supervisory Map

After jettisoning their independent process, the board adopted a new map during a marathon meeting Friday night.

Czarnezki Proposal for Civil Forfeiture Right to Counsel Adopted by Finance Committee
MKE County: Independent Committee Submits Final Map for Supervisor Districts
MKE County

Independent Committee Submits Final Map for Supervisor Districts

But independence of the Independent Redistricting Committee is now in question, as county board could face lawsuits.

Supervisor Czarnezki Will Not Seek Re-election to Milwaukee County Board
MKE County: Board Gets Messy With Vaccine Mandate
MKE County

Board Gets Messy With Vaccine Mandate

Board muddies county executive order with procedural issues, duplicative legislation.

Chairwoman Nicholson Proposal Would Create Paid Internships, a First for Board of Supervisors
County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election
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County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election

Colectivo workers voted to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 494 which will develop the group's first negotiated contract, pending the election’s certification by the National Labor Relations Board.

Supervisor Czarnezki Calls on Colectivo Ownership to Bargain with Employees in Good Faith
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Supervisor Czarnezki Calls on Colectivo Ownership to Bargain with Employees in Good Faith

Colectivo Coffee will likely be the largest café chain in the United States to organize.

Ortiz-Velez Resolution Supporting Fentanyl Testing Strip Legalization Adopted by County Board
Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Resolution Supporting Fentanyl Testing Strip Legalization Advances
MKE County: Sheriff Projects $3.9 Million Overtime Deficit
MKE County

Sheriff Projects $3.9 Million Overtime Deficit

Sheriff blames understaffing. Finance Committee does not accept his report.

MKE County: State Cuts to County Transit Go Deep
MKE County

State Cuts to County Transit Go Deep

Legislature cuts Milwaukee's funding by $32.7 million over next two years. Impact could be devastating.

Clerk Christenson and Supervisor Czarnezki Call on Governor Evers to Veto Undemocratic Redistricting Bill
Supervisor Czarnezki Denounces Joint Finance Committee Decision to Cut Milwaukee Transit Funding
County Board Adopts Resolution Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalty
Reimagined County Board Health Committee Will Add a New Focus on Strategic Planning
Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans
Milwaukee County Should Not Be in the Gun Show Business
Judiciary Committee Approves Proposal to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalty
MKE County: Board Rejoins WI Counties Association
MKE County

Board Rejoins WI Counties Association

Board had withheld membership dues in January but decides to rejoin group after WCA leaders offer assurances.

County Board Adopts Resolutions Celebrating Black Icons
Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Introduces Proposal Reducing Penalty for Marijuana Possession
County Supervisors Back $1 Pot Penalty

County Supervisors Back $1 Pot Penalty

8 board members push plan slashing $500 penalty for possession.

Clerk Christenson Applauds Board of Supervisors for Seeking Reforms at Wisconsin Counties Association
Supervisors Clancy and Czarnezki Oppose State Bill to Limit Local Control on Budgeting
MKE County: Does the Wisconsin Counties Association Help Milwaukee?
MKE County

Does the Wisconsin Counties Association Help Milwaukee?

Some county officials say no, and are pushing to withdraw from the group.

Supervisors’ Statement on the Passing of Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron
Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.
Supervisors Clancy and Czarnezki Call for Investment in Youth at Vel R. Phillips Youth and Family Justice Center
Milwaukee County Board unanimously approves strategic planning ordinance
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Milwaukee County Board unanimously approves strategic planning ordinance

New efforts compel longer-term thinking, goal-setting and performance-based reporting after 20 years with no strategic plan in place

County Supervisors Express Support for Colectivo Workers Union
County Board Adopts Resolution Expanding Access to Polling Locations
MKE County: County Officials Want SEWRPC Changes
MKE County

County Officials Want SEWRPC Changes

Milwaukee pays more for less representation. But proposal could hurt effort to build state coalition for tax levy limits.

Diverse Board of Supervisors United in Urgent Appeal for Federal Aid
2020 Spring Election Results

2020 Spring Election Results

Live City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County results for the April 7th Spring Election.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Candidates
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Candidates

Only three of the 18 races are contested.

Derailed: State’s Talgo Trains Still Sit Idle
Derailed

State’s Talgo Trains Still Sit Idle

Since Republicans killed deal with manufacturer, trains have sat unused in Beech Grove, Indiana. Part 6 of series.

Study to Determine if Voter ID Law Reduced Wisconsin Turnout
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Study to Determine if Voter ID Law Reduced Wisconsin Turnout

Milwaukee County Clerk Czarnezki backs UW-Madison effort to survey those who didn’t vote

County Clerk Czarnezki to Issue Domestic Partnerships to Opposite Sex Couples
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County Clerk Czarnezki to Issue Domestic Partnerships to Opposite Sex Couples

Milwaukee County Clerk Czarnezki also announced that he will be joined in this effort by Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell.

The Mystery of Abele’s Domes Committee

The Mystery of Abele’s Domes Committee

Who’s serving on his advisory committee? So far, he won’t say.

County Clerk Czarnezki Will Not Seek Re-Election
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County Clerk Czarnezki Will Not Seek Re-Election

Joe Czarnezki was elected Milwaukee County Clerk in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

Milwaukee County Clerk Office Closed November 26th, 27th
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Milwaukee County Clerk Office Closed November 26th, 27th

The Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall 2015 Town Hall Meetings
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Fall 2015 Town Hall Meetings

Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander will hold two listening sessions in the district in preparation for the County Board’s votes on the proposed 2016 Milwaukee County Budget.

Early Voting Begins Today – Monday, October 20

Contribution to Josh Zepnick of $25

Early Voting Begins Today – Monday, October 20
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Early Voting Begins Today – Monday, October 20

Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki reminded voters that early voting for the November 4 General Election is now open.

County Clerk Czarnezki Calls on State to Implement Same Sex Marriage License Changes
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County Clerk Czarnezki Calls on State to Implement Same Sex Marriage License Changes

Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki urged Governor Walker’s administration to update marriage license forms to reflect the fact that same sex couples are allowed to marry in Wisconsin.

County Clerk Czarnezki Issuing Same Sex Marriage Licenses
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County Clerk Czarnezki Issuing Same Sex Marriage Licenses

Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki announced that he is now issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples.

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Says Actions by the U.S. Supreme Court Have Cleard the Way for Milwaukee County to Begin Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Remembering Tom Nardelli

Remembering Tom Nardelli

There was a little of Bob Newhart in Nardelli, but he helped improve the city in important ways.

County Clerk Czarnezki Congratulates Same Sex Couples and Thanks Staff
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County Clerk Czarnezki Congratulates Same Sex Couples and Thanks Staff

“Judge Crabb’s decision is a giant step towards marriage equality,”

County Clerk Czarnezki Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
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County Clerk Czarnezki Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki announced that his will office will immediately begin accepting marriage license applications

Chairwoman Celebrates Ruling That Finally Brings Marriage Equality to Wisconsin
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Chairwoman Celebrates Ruling That Finally Brings Marriage Equality to Wisconsin

"A just society is one that will thrive."

Special Election for 5th District County Supervisor
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Special Election for 5th District County Supervisor

Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki announced that the County Executive has ordered a special election to fill the vacancy of 5th District County Supervisor created by the resignation of Supervisor Russell W. Stamper II, who was recently elected to the Milwaukee Common Council.

Special Election for County Treasurer
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Special Election for County Treasurer

Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki announced that, in accordance with a resolution adopted by the Milwaukee County Board, the Milwaukee County Election Commission has ordered a special election to fill the vacancy in the office of County Treasurer created by the resignation of Daniel Diliberti.

Eyes on Milwaukee: World Naked Bike Ride Coming!
Eyes on Milwaukee

World Naked Bike Ride Coming!

Next July Milwaukee strips down to join 70 cities globally that hold naked bike rides.

Fishing Season Opens May 4 – Buy Your Fishing License Now!
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Fishing Season Opens May 4 – Buy Your Fishing License Now!

Wisconsin's fishing season opens Saturday, May 4th.

The Roundup: Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money
The Roundup

Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money

Acting Mayor Pockets $7,500 with no explanation

The Roundup: No Challenge to Hill Papers
The Roundup

No Challenge to Hill Papers

But Halbrooks says Election Commission’s Extended Hours Helped Opponent