Paulina Esperanza Gutiérrez. Formerly Paulina de Haan.

Joined the Milwaukee Election Commission in February 2023. Appointed its director in May 2024.

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City Hall: New Election Commission Director Approved
City Hall

New Election Commission Director Approved

Paulina Gutierrez has strong support of mayor, council president and commission staff.

City Hall: Council Happy With New Election Chief
City Hall

Council Happy With New Election Chief

'You are honestly one of the smartest people I have ever met,' says one alderman.

Former Top Election Official Signs Settlement With City

Former Top Election Official Signs Settlement With City

Claire Woodall will serve in remote, 'associate director' role until early August.

Khalif Rainey To Lead Office of African American Affairs

Khalif Rainey To Lead Office of African American Affairs

Plus: Mayor's new picks for lobbying leader, innovation director and labor negotiator.

Mayor Dumps Elections Director Claire Woodall

Mayor Dumps Elections Director Claire Woodall

Johnson nominates deputy to replace her six months before presidential election.

Claire Woodall’s Plan to Restore Trust in Milwaukee’s Election Process

Claire Woodall’s Plan to Restore Trust in Milwaukee’s Election Process

City's top election official adds 26-point checklist to ensure integrity of ballot counting.

Election Commission Boots Griffin From Ballot

Election Commission Boots Griffin From Ballot

Griffin vows appeal, and warns that those involved will 'probably go to prison.'

Special Report: Police Response Slow For Non-Violent Crimes
Special Report

Police Response Slow For Non-Violent Crimes

MPD response time averages 40 minutes for non-violent crimes, 68 minutes for auto theft.

Special Report: MPD Slow to Respond to Violent Crimes
Special Report

MPD Slow to Respond to Violent Crimes

But response times for all types of calls have dropped an average of 32 minutes since 2015.

Latino Leadership Lags

Contribution to Terry Witkowski of $25

Latino Leadership Lags

Latino Leadership Lags

Latinos under-represented in local and state government. Change could take 10 years, some project.