Bryan Kennedy
Press Release

Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy Announces Campaign for Milwaukee County Executive

"My executive experience and record of bringing people together to create effective solutions makes me the strongest candidate for Milwaukee County Executive."

By - Nov 6th, 2019 04:27 pm

GLENDALE – Today Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy announced that he is running for Milwaukee County Executive. The incumbent, Chris Abele, recently stated that he was not running for another term. Kennedy is currently in his second three-year term as Mayor of Glendale.

In his announcement speech, Kennedy stated: “As the only mayor in this race, I am the only candidate with a proven record of creating jobs by encouraging business investment, cutting property taxes, investing in critical infrastructure, and fairly and equitably solving the real problems that face local governments. My executive experience and record of bringing people together to create effective solutions makes me the strongest candidate for Milwaukee County Executive.”

Kennedy cited his pivotal role in saving Bayshore from bankruptcy as an example of his leadership. “When faced with the possibility of losing Bayshore, I reached out to creditors and investors and helped develop a bold plan to reinvest hundreds of millions of dollars in our community. This plan saved jobs and put Glendale’s economic future on firm ground for decades to come,” Kennedy said.

“I will bring this type of pragmatic problem-solving to the County Executive’s Office,” Kennedy declared. “By partnering with mayors and other local elected leaders, we can bring good paying, family-supporting jobs, improve our transit system, and enhance our parks,” he continued.

Kennedy was joined by Whitefish Bay Village President Julie Siegel, who is also the campaign’s treasurer.

Prior to serving as Mayor, Kennedy was elected to three terms on the Glendale-River Hills School Board and was the state president of the American Federation of Teachers – Wisconsin from 2007 through 2013. A small business owner, he consults with national business leaders on navigating business protocols in Latin America, primarily in Brazil.

He lives in Glendale with his wife, Heather, and their three children.

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