Kenneth Ginlack, Sr. Officially Announces his Bid for 7th District Milwaukee County Supervisor
‘Inspiring Hope and Community Empowerment!’
MILWAUKEE, WI (January 22, 2018) – – While some may think of blight and despair in reference to Milwaukee’s north side, Kenneth Ginlack, Sr. has hope based on the resilience of the people and the community. Resiliency is something Ginlack is very familiar with on a personal level. His experiences are very much like many residents living on the north side. This, in part, is why he’s seeking the Milwaukee County District 7 seat being vacated by Michael Mayo Sr.
Ginlack states: “As a social worker, I have served for more than 10 years in the trenches with the people advocating for their needs to improve their quality of life.” The county supervisor candidate strongly believes he can have a greater impact on the community by serving in politics. “There is a need for less politicking and more political leadership that is about servicing the needs of the community.” Ginlack says he will stand strong on issues, be the voice of the underrepresented, and is more than willing to be held accountable by his constituents.
Ginlack believes the 7th District County Supervisor role will be a natural extension of his work and community involvement. Many in the district wholeheartedly support him:
“You can’t judge the strength of a boat when it is sitting at the docks. You have to judge the strength of that boat when it is at sea during a storm; the same thing can be said about a man. A man who can stand in the face of adversity and bend but not break is a man who has my support! As an artist, educator and the founder of Heal the Hood MKE, I stand with Kenneth G in his run for office.”
–Ajamou Butler, Founder/Director of Heal the Hood MKE
“Ken Ginlack would make a great County Supervisor for District 7 in Milwaukee. He has effective communication skills. He is a team player and motivate others to achieve their goals. Ken is very personable and has a positive attitude. He is very enthusiastic about the community and improving it to be a better place to live.”
–Tajuan Conway, MS CSAC, Former staff of Ginlack and resident/homeowner in 7th District for 10+ years
“Kenneth would make a great County Supervisor because he is connected to the constituents in the community and believe in helping others.”
–Cierra RaQuel, 7th District resident of 5 years
“Kenneth Ginlack spends a great deal of time in the Milwaukee County communities while working with the individuals that inhabit these communities. Kenneth does so with the intent to understand the issues that affect the individuals from within as well as promote the positive things being done within the communities already. Kenneth shows genuine empathy for the happenings in the community and works with individuals who are taking steps in order to address the problems. I believe this gives Kenneth the motivation and initiative to want to do better for the communities and their people.”
–MaryDean Brown, 7th District resident of 5 years
Ginlack’s main campaign issues are: 1) Behavioral Health, 2) County Transit and 3) the park system. Ginlack says he will fight hard to eliminate the barriers residents face trying to get needed mental illness and substance abuse services. The continued cuts to Milwaukee county bus lines and increased fairs further disenfranchises his community. Ginlack says he will make sure the county’s transit system continues to look at safety issues and work toward extending routes to places of employment. As a child growing up in the inner city of Milwaukee, Ginlack recalls a time when the county parks were a safe and fun gathering place. Seeing the deterioration of the parks over the years is something he wants to reverse. As County Supervisor, Ginlack will work at having more family-friendly events in the parks by working closely with local organizations to help provide and sponsor activities.
Ginlack works as a Program Coordinator and Regional Supervisor for Genesis Behavioral Health Services and is an adjunct instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. At Genesis, Ginlack supervises a staff of substance abuse counselors. In his capacity as an instructor, he teaches modern techniques for those entering the counseling profession. He also previously served as Vice President on the board of directors of Daystar, Inc. and currently serves on the Sober Assisted Living Spaces (SALS) board. He has an Associate Degree/Human Services Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, a Bachelor in Human Service and a Masters in Social Work.
Friends of Ken Ginlack