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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.

By - Jan 9th, 2019 11:44 am

MILWAUKEE – Today, Bob Peterson’s campaign for the citywide seat on the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors announced the endorsement of 23 elected officials from throughout Milwaukee. Last week Bob’s campaign turned in 3,000 signatures to the Milwaukee Election Commission, collecting more than double the required number with the aid of a robust grassroots campaign of more than 100 community volunteers.

These endorsements follow that of Congresswoman Gwen Moore, saying that Bob “has the experience and vision we need for our public schools.”

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

Bob Peterson, candidate for citywide MPS School Board, taught fifth grade for nearly thirty years in MPS. Peterson helped start La Escuela Fratney, Wisconsin’s first two-way bilingual school. He was Wisconsin’s Elementary Teacher of the Year in 1995 and served as president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association from 2011 – 2015. He is a tireless advocate for public education and a founding editor of the Milwaukee based magazine Rethinking Schools, known for its advocacy of equitable education for all children. His two daughters attended and graduated from MPS. Learn more at


Recent Press Releases by Bob Peterson

Bob Peterson turns in 3,000 nomination signatures for citywide school board race

The 3,000 total is double the required amount of 1,500 signatures.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Endorses Bob Peterson for MPS Board of School Directors, Citywide Seat

The election for the Milwaukee Board of School Directors is April 2, 2019, with a possible primary February 19.

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