Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic
Press Release

Milwaukee School Board Director Megan O’Halloran Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for Alderwoman of Milwaukee’s 14th District

"I am honored to have the strong support of Director O'Halloran."

By - May 7th, 2019 06:44 am

BAY VIEW, MILWAUKEE — Following the district campaign launch of her candidacy for Alderwoman for the 14th District of the City of Milwaukee, Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic announces another endorsement. District 14 local elected official, Milwaukee School Board Director Megan O’Halloran wants Marina to be the next Alderwoman.

“I am thrilled to endorse Marina Dimitrijevic in her campaign to be the next Alderwoman for District 14. Simply put, I respect her work ethic and her values. Marina has demonstrated an ability to bring stakeholders together to find new solutions for critical issues in our city. She is grounded in our community and will continue to strengthen Milwaukee as a great place to raise a family,” said School Board Director Megan O’Halloran.

Director O’Halloran introduced Marina at her campaign kickoff and represents the Bay View and Southside neighborhoods in District 14. Like Marina, she is a progressive, working mother with her children enrolled in Milwaukee Public Schools.

“I am honored to have the strong support of Director O’Halloran. She was recently elected in our neighborhood with overwhelming support. As working mothers with our children attending Milwaukee Public Schools, we share the same desire for a better Milwaukee for our children. We will work together at the City and the School Board to make sure every child in Milwaukee has a fair shot to succeed,” said Marina Dimitrijevic.

Supervisor Dimitrijevic has represented her community for 15 years, elected as the youngest County Supervisor and serving as the youngest County Board Chair in Milwaukee’s history. Only the second woman to serve as chair of the Milwaukee County Board, Dimitrijevic is running to join the Milwaukee Common Council, a legislative body with 15 people and only three of them women.

Marina announced that to date she has already secured endorsements from elected officials at every level of government–school board, city, county, state, and federal–for her aldermanic run, and will be rolling out those endorsements in the coming months.

Marina has been elected to serve her south side neighborhood on the Milwaukee County Board since 2004, winning five consecutive elections. Her peers also elected her Chairwoman of the County Board and she has authored many legislative initiatives to improve our quality of life in Milwaukee in areas such as housing, environmental sustainability, and women’s health.

Supervisor Dimitrijevic has championed South Shore Park at the county and has fought successfully for its great revitalization including the South Shore Terrace, parking lot reconstruction, and beach improvements. Marina has been chosen repeatedly by the readers of the Shepherd Express as “Best Milwaukee County Supervisor.” She was named “Bay View Person of the Year” by the Interorganizational Council of Bay View.

Dimitrijevic holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from UW-Milwaukee and has served as the State Director of the Wisconsin Working Families Party, organizing on behalf of progressive policies and candidates since 2015.
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