Vincent Bobot
Press Release

Bobot Announces Candidacy for Milwaukee City Attorney

Former Assistant City Attorney, Municipal Judge and decorated police officer launches campaign

By - Jun 11th, 2019 10:54 am

Milwaukee, WI — Atty. Vincent Bobot is announcing his candidacy for Milwaukee City Attorney after a long and storied career as a police officer, assistant city attorney, municipal judge and most recently a successful private attorney, citizen and civic volunteer. The announcement will be made at one of his law offices at 1578 W. National Ave. at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

“My family and I agreed that now is a good time for me to return to my first calling in life — public service — and I believe that the city attorney’s office is where I can do the most good at this time,” said Bobot. “This is a return to public service at a time when there are a lot of changes and challenges, but also a lot of opportunities for the city I love and the people I want to serve.”

“Many people do not know all the important roles that the City Attorney performs for the city and its elected officials. First and foremost, the city attorney provides legal advice and representation to all City Departments including the Mayor and Common Council,” said Bobot. “I believe I am qualified to provide service and protect the public interest because of my years of experience in public service as an assistant city attorney, as a municipal judge and as a police officer.”

Bobot was the first student to earn his law degree part time from Marquette Law School while serving as a police officer from 1971 to 1993. Rising to the rank of lieutenant, Bobot was cited for Outstanding Service to the Police Department in 1976 and received an award after being shot in the face when stopping an armed robbery. Bobot was named Police Officer of the Year by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association in 1977, He also received the Civic Award for Heroism from the State Street Advancement Association and Miller Brewing Co. in 1977.  Bobot received 28 separate Meritorious Arrest Citations while a police officer for his actions for apprehending criminals involved in crimes such as burglary, armed robbery and murder. He also served as a trustee with the Milwaukee Police Supervisors Association

Bobot served as an assistant city attorney from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2008. He served as President of the Municipal Attorney’s Association. He went on to serve as a Milwaukee Municipal Judge from 1999 to 2003 and served on the faculty of the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association.

In addition to serving as a private attorney, Bobot was twice elected as a commissioner of the Milwaukee Social Development Commission, which he currently serves as vice chairman. He also serves on the board of the SDC Properties Corporation and the Social Development Foundation. He was named Commissioner of the Year in 2017.

Bobot is past president of the of the 13th District Neighborhood Association and a member of the Southside Scholarship Foundation. He is a former member of the St. Joseph’s Foundation and the Southside Business Association.

Presently, Bobot is Chairman of the Administrative Review Appeals Board for the City of Milwaukee.

Bobot is a graduate of St. Roman Parish School and Pulaski High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, majoring in Criminal Justice and his Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette Law School. Bobot is married to his wife Linda and has one daughter, Bonnie, and two grandchildren, Tony and Emily.

Bobot has lived in the City of Milwaukee his entire life.

For more information, please contact Vince Figueroa, available at 414-282-9600 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

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