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Tearman Spencer

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2020 - Pre-Primary - No Contributions

2020 - January Continuing - $8,677 - 38 contributions

2019 - July Continuing - $103,481 - 21 contributions

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City Hall: Spencer’s Conduct Could Spur New City Harassment Law
City Hall

Spencer’s Conduct Could Spur New City Harassment Law

Six employees accuse City Attorney but report finds city law doesn't cover elected officials.

Thank You & Well-Wishes Week for City Attorney Tearman Spencer, April 11, 2021 thru April 17, 2021
Press Release

Thank You & Well-Wishes Week for City Attorney Tearman Spencer, April 11, 2021 thru April 17, 2021

Connecting ALL at the neighborhood level with the due diligence and STAMINA of our 1- year NEW city attorney

Meet the District 4 School Board Candidates

Meet the District 4 School Board Candidates

Aisha Carr and Dana Kelley both have a flock of endorsements.

City Hall: City Rejects Hawley Rd. Flood Settlement
City Hall

City Rejects Hawley Rd. Flood Settlement

Residents left soaked with costs after settlement agreement falls apart. Their attorney thinks it might cost even more to sue.

Statement on LaKeshia Myers endorsement
Press Release

Statement on LaKeshia Myers endorsement

 

City Hall: Council Wants Ann Wilson Off Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Wants Ann Wilson Off Fire & Police Commission

9-6 vote against her reappointment. But they lack the authority to remove her.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves New Deal for The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves New Deal for The Couture

After infighting, City Hall clearing way for $188 million tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deal on The Couture Pending
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deal on The Couture Pending

Common Council will review revised agreement for $188 million tower Friday morning.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Attorney Blocking The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Attorney Blocking The Couture

Spencer won't sign off on revised deal for downtown tower, saying Ald. Bauman overstepped his authority.

City Hall: Another Council Committee Opposes Wilson
City Hall

Another Council Committee Opposes Wilson

Majority of council opposes Ann Wilson's reappointment to Fire & Police Commission.

City Hall: FPC Members, City Attorney Blew Off Inspector General Interview Requests
City Hall

FPC Members, City Attorney Blew Off Inspector General Interview Requests

Fallout and confusion from the Morales fiasco gets worse.

City Hall: Attorney Didn’t Want Inspector General Report Made Public
City Hall

Attorney Didn’t Want Inspector General Report Made Public

Publication threatens the city's defense in Morales case argues Spencer.

City Hall: Report Finds FPC Ignored City Attorney’s Advice
City Hall

Report Finds FPC Ignored City Attorney’s Advice

City Inspector General blames, adds more troubles for Fire & Police Commission.

Senseless act of violence takes the life of a promising young man
Press Release

Senseless act of violence takes the life of a promising young man

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II February 8, 2021

City Hall: Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission

But a potential issue awaits with looming rejection of Ann Wilson's reappointment.

City Hall: City Attorney Issues Confidential Opinion Regarding Morales Demotion
City Hall

City Attorney Issues Confidential Opinion Regarding Morales Demotion

Attorney has previously said commission denied Morales his due process rights.

City Hall: Council Keeps Delaying on Sterling Brown Settlement
City Hall

Council Keeps Delaying on Sterling Brown Settlement

Alderman says deal isn't ready to be approved.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hotels Fight City Hall, Win $500,000
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hotels Fight City Hall, Win $500,000

Marriott and Springhill Suites win settlement. And council debates assessments.

Gwen Moore Positive for COVID-19

Gwen Moore Positive for COVID-19

The congresswoman is a cancer survivor and recently contracted the virus.

Murphy’s Law: Why So Many Police Chiefs?
Murphy’s Law

Why So Many Police Chiefs?

Milwaukee's police leadership has become a surreal version of musical chairs. What’s going on?

City Hall: Judge Restores Alfonso Morales As Police Chief
City Hall

Judge Restores Alfonso Morales As Police Chief

Milwaukee has at least two police chiefs at the moment.

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Police Union Smears Against City Attorney Tearman Spencer
City Hall: Sterling Brown Payout Still Being Debated
City Hall

Sterling Brown Payout Still Being Debated

Council committee meets for two hours, can't decide whether to accept the settlement.

City Admits Violating Morales’ Due Process

City Admits Violating Morales’ Due Process

But City Attorney argues Morales must go back before Fire & Police Commission for a trial.

City Hall: Bucks Player, City Reach $750,000 Settlement
City Hall

Bucks Player, City Reach $750,000 Settlement

City admits police violated Sterling Brown's constitutional rights in notorious incident.

City Hall: Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations
City Hall

Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations

City struggles to find stability in police oversight body.

MPS Joins Suit Against E-Cigarette Companies

MPS Joins Suit Against E-Cigarette Companies

Suit alleges that e-cigarettes are deliberately marketed to minors.

FPC asked to halt process to hire new Police Chief
City Attorney OKs $4 Million Settlement with Sylville Smith Family

City Attorney OKs $4 Million Settlement with Sylville Smith Family

Smith was killed by a Milwaukee Police Office in 2016, igniting unrest in Sherman Park.

City Hall: Community Groups Propose Changes
City Hall

Community Groups Propose Changes

Twelve groups invited to speak and push less spending on police and more on lead abatement, other programs.

Mayor Barrett’s 2021 Executive Budget Address
City Hall: Fire & Police Leader Withdraws
City Hall

Fire & Police Leader Withdraws

FPC Executive Director Griselda Aldrete says council values spectacle over merit.

City Hall: Election Director Nominee Is Back In
City Hall

Election Director Nominee Is Back In

Claire Woodall-Vogg would like to run Milwaukee Election Commission after all.

City Hall: Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees
City Hall

Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees

Most being confirmed unanimously after long meetings.

City Attorney Moving To Drop Curfew Charges

City Attorney Moving To Drop Curfew Charges

Charges will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but at least one lawsuit still likely.

Police, Mayor, Hospital Workers March to Sherman Park

Police, Mayor, Hospital Workers March to Sherman Park

March is markedly different from larger marches that have circled city.

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Statement on Peaceful Protests
Press Release

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Statement on Peaceful Protests

Spencer says the City Attorney’s Office hears the people of Milwaukee

City Hall: Council Debates Assessment Process
City Hall

Council Debates Assessment Process

Alders unhappy. Assessor gets grilled about home value hikes in certain neighborhoods.

Murphy’s Law: Up From 53206
Murphy’s Law

Up From 53206

New generation of leaders in their early 30's, Crowley, Nicholson, Johnson, all raised in poorest ZIP code.

City Health: White City Worker Wins Racial Bias Payout
City Health

White City Worker Wins Racial Bias Payout

Health department employee's claims involve former interim commissioner Patricia McManus.

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

How high was turnout, lawyers will be busy, girl power, streetcar wins again and a new council president?

Murphy’s Law: 21 Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

21 Winners and Losers

Beyond the candidates, what was the election about, who were the other winners and losers?

2020 Spring Election Results

2020 Spring Election Results

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

Judge Mosley Hospitalized With COVID-19

Judge Mosley Hospitalized With COVID-19

Derek Mosely improving after 8 days in ICU. "The most frightening experience of my life."

Vote Absentee: City Attorney Candidates
Vote Absentee

City Attorney Candidates

Langley versus Spencer for a four-year term as city's lawyer.

Plenty of Horne: Dark-Money Group Slings Mud in Comptroller Race
Plenty of Horne

Dark-Money Group Slings Mud in Comptroller Race

Group backing Rep. Jason Fields produces attack ads against his opponent, Aycha Sawa.

Plenty of Horne: Tearman Spencer Has Delinquent Tax Bill
Plenty of Horne

Tearman Spencer Has Delinquent Tax Bill

City Attorney candidate hasn't paid tax bill. If he wins, and is still delinquent he would have to sue himself.

Court Watch: Deputy City Attorney Accused of Racism
Court Watch

Deputy City Attorney Accused of Racism

Defense attorney calls for investigation of Deputy City Attorney Jan Smokowicz.

Tearman Spencer Statement on $1.67 Million Payout for Police Stop
Press Release

Tearman Spencer Statement on $1.67 Million Payout for Police Stop

Jury awards victim due to excessive force, false arrest

Murphy’s Law: 14 Election Winners, Losers
Murphy’s Law

14 Election Winners, Losers

Beyond the ballot totals, behind the scenes, who were the other election winners and losers?

9 Election Takeaways

9 Election Takeaways

What did we learn? The results versus 2016. And the coming ad blitz and voter turnout.

Vote Tuesday: City Attorney Candidates
Vote Tuesday

City Attorney Candidates

Three candidates running to lead independent Milwaukee City Attorney's office.

City Hall: Meet the Candidates for City Offices
City Hall

Meet the Candidates for City Offices

Packed spring election features 46 candidates for 19 city offices.

Back in the News: Langley Has Raised Just $2,500
Back in the News

Langley Has Raised Just $2,500

Incumbent city attorney way behind his challengers in campaign donations.

Back in the News: Bobot Will Attack Langley. Sort Of
Back in the News

Bobot Will Attack Langley. Sort Of

Vince Bobot has (mostly) changed his mind about going negative in race for city attorney.

Murphy’s Law: Grant Langley Will Run for Reelection
Murphy’s Law

Grant Langley Will Run for Reelection

City attorney's decision sets up race against his old friend, attorney Vince Bobot.

City Attorney candidate Tearman Spencer releases statement on Sterling Brown case
Press Release

City Attorney candidate Tearman Spencer releases statement on Sterling Brown case

"It’s unfortunate that the City Attorney has been ineffective in his representation of the city, escalating the fight with the plaintiff rather than bringing the matter to a close."

Spencer for City Attorney campaign announces more than $100,000 on hand for spring campaign
Press Release

Spencer for City Attorney campaign announces more than $100,000 on hand for spring campaign

"The City Attorney has a tremendous ability to affect city policy, and it’s time for new leadership that will bring public accountability to the office."

Murphy’s Law: City Attorney Grant Langley Retiring?
Murphy’s Law

City Attorney Grant Langley Retiring?

Vince Bobot announces for job, leading to speculation Langley may retire after 36 years.

Tearman Spencer announces candidacy for Milwaukee City Attorney
Press Release

Tearman Spencer announces candidacy for Milwaukee City Attorney

"I’m ready to put my experience to work for my fellow residents of the City of Milwaukee."