County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr.
Press Release

Lipscomb Statement on Ruling From Wisconsin State Court of Appeals


By - Jan 27th, 2020 04:47 pm

MILWAUKEE – Theo Lipscomb, current Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and candidate for Milwaukee County Executive, today issued the following statement regarding the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals decision to uphold the Milwaukee County Circuit Court ruling:

“My challenge to the nomination papers of two candidates was upheld today by the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals. Voters will now have a choice among four diverse candidates for County Executive on their ballot – each met the clear criteria spelled out under state law to qualify.

“Our campaign collected thousands of signatures the traditional way – through the efforts of family, friends and neighbors. We all want the next County Executive to play by the rules, and it starts with a campaign that earns the trust and support of voters across Milwaukee County.

“We followed the rules and with our challenge ensured that election laws were applied equally and fairly to all candidates. We also showed, once again, that grassroots support and the power of people is more powerful and enduring than what Big Money and high priced political operatives can do for their candidate.”

With this decision, Milwaukee County is expected to begin printing ballots immediately, in order to supply them to each municipality, so that absentee voting can begin. The Primary Election is Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Chairman Theo Lipscomb was first elected to the County Board in 2008 and is currently serving his fourth term representing the 1st District (Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills and a portion of the northeast side of Milwaukee) – more than 51,000 constituents in all. He has served as Chairman of the Board since July 30, 2015 and is the youngest person to be elected three times as Chairman. As lifelong residents of Milwaukee County, Chairman Lipscomb resides in Glendale with his wife, Nicole, and their three children.

The primary election will be held February 18, 2020 and the general election April 7, 2020. For more information, visit

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