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Leadership MKE Launches Campaign Around Spring Elections

George Aldrich, a lifelong resident of Milwaukee County and veteran of numerous Democratic campaigns, will lead the organization as Executive Director.

By - Feb 6th, 2018 02:42 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI – Leadership MKE today publicly launched their campaign dedicated to supporting dynamic candidates for local political office that are committed to making Milwaukee a better place to work, live and raise a family.

Leadership MKE will focus on numerous elections this Spring, including several Milwaukee County Board campaigns, local mayor races, and potentially some suburban school board and trustee elections.

The organization’s platform is focused on continuing Milwaukee County’s growth through sustainable investments in social services, including investing in public safety services to make our communities safer, County Parks to ensure a high quality of life for all residents, public transit to connect workers to jobs, and local infrastructure projects to grow and attract new businesses across Milwaukee.

George Aldrich, a lifelong resident of Milwaukee County and veteran of numerous Democratic campaigns, will lead the organization as Executive Director.

“As a lifelong resident of Milwaukee County, I hear every day from people who are concerned about the direction Milwaukee County is headed,” said George Aldrich. “Milwaukee is a great place to work, live, and raise a family, but the cuts to public safety, County Parks, public transit, and local infrastructure projects are endangering the progress we are making as a community. The people of Milwaukee are more concerned about citizenship, not partisanship. Leadership MKE is proud to support candidates who are willing to work together with diverse leaders and focus on solutions to the challenges we all face.

Leadership MKE was established as an independent expenditure committee, meaning it is registered with the State of Wisconsin, and will publicly report all expenditures and all contributions.  The initial finance report will show that Chris Abele has provided some initial seed money to the organization.

“Unlike many other political organizations, Leadership MKE is committed to being 100% transparent with our sources of funding because we believe in our mission, we believe that local government needs new, fresh ideas, and we believe in making Milwaukee a better place to live, work and raise a family”

Additional information about Leadership MKE can be found on their website, www.leadershipmke.com.

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5 thoughts on “Leadership MKE Launches Campaign Around Spring Elections”

  1. kralph says:

    Initial seed money….wish I had $50M to throw around so easily!
    Abele just cannot stand being unable to get what he wants!
    Please convey the candidates names he’s supporting with this organization and what office they are attempting to win.

  2. sklikizos says:

    kralph, while I agree with you, Abele gave Leadership MKE $50,000, not $50,000,000. In any case, not an unsubstantial amount. The candidates are plainly posted on their linked website, you can do that work for yourself.

    There are many reasons why someone who has proposed and implemented budget cuts would give such a sum to a group that seeks to limit budget cuts. I won’t speculate openly. What I struggle to understand is why the group would risk association by monetary acceptance from a source who has a record of undermining one of their primary goals.

  3. Gerald Martin says:

    Can Abele be trusted? He cut thousands of dollars of dollars from the senior centers of the county.

  4. SK says:

    So interesting Abele would go after one of his own supporters after all
    this time. Sup. Steve Taylor. Looks like trouble within the ranks? For
    one of the rare times I agree with Abele. Taylor has only one concern.
    His own political advancement.

    SK, Oak Creek, WI

  5. Dean Vaillancourt says:

    Dear Leadership MKE,

    I regret to inform you that our relationship is just not working out.I just can’t compete any longer with your sugar daddy. You have run astray for the last time. Your twisted negative ads have gone too far! Please remove me from your contacts. I will forward all your junk mail back to you. Let’s not make this brakeup harder than it has to be. Your the one that cheated with Chris, not me!

    Deepest Regrets,
    Registered donating Democrat

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