Alex Brower
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New York City’s Progressive Comptroller Scott Stringer Endorses Alex Brower for Milwaukee City Comptroller

 

By - Jan 13th, 2020 01:02 pm
Scott Stringer with Alex Brower. Photo by Brandy Johnson courtesy of the Friends of Alex Brower.

Scott Stringer with Alex Brower. Photo by Brandy Johnson courtesy of the Friends of Alex Brower.

Milwaukee – Alex Brower, the progressive candidate for Milwaukee City Comptroller, is pleased to announce the endorsement of New York City’s Democratic City Comptroller, Scott Stringer.

Stringer said “Alex Brower has what it takes to be an effective city comptroller. With all the gridlock in Washington, local comptrollers are poised to make progressive change. Alex Brower will use the power of the city comptroller’s office to make life better for everyday people. I proudly endorse him.”

“We are excited to accept and promote this progressive endorsement,” said Alex Brower, a credit union leader, union president, and educator in Milwaukee. “We know that the city comptroller’s office is about leadership – and I’ve got the leadership, experience, and values necessary to be the next city comptroller for Milwaukee.”

Scott Stringer has used the office of the city comptroller to better New York City. First elected in 2013, Stringer has made the city comptroller’s office one that advocates and wins policy changes. In 2019 alone, Stringer won or proposed changes in the areas of transit, childhood lead exposure, homelessness, childcare, tenant protections, education, and prevailing wage.

“Many of these changes Scott Stringer initiated are in areas where the city comptroller has no procedural authority – which shows that our elected officials can and should be doing everything they can do win gains for regular people, including the Milwaukee city comptroller,” said Brower.

As a credit union leader for over 13 years, Brower helped to run a credit union and founded the New Economy Credit Union Organizing Committee, which is founding a credit union to serve the 53212 zip code. As a union president, Brower led efforts that won healthcare benefits for substitute teachers when he engaged in a 21-day hunger strike for substitute teacher health care in May of 2018. He also led efforts of the substitute teachers’ union to end the privatization of their jobs to Goodwill Talentbridge. As an educator, Brower works with Milwaukeeans of all backgrounds every day.

To learn more and support Alex Brower’s progressive campaign, visit voteforalexbrower.org

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