Sharlen Moore
Press Release

Nonprofit executive and community advocate Sharlen Moore files for candidacy to serve residents of the 10th Aldermanic District


By - Nov 17th, 2023 03:47 pm

Milwaukee, WI – Sharlen Moore, an expert in community leadership, youth development, and advocacy, has officially announced her campaign for Milwaukee Common Council, District 10, an open seat left vacant by Ald. Michael Murphy. Moore has decades of experience leading Urban Underground, a nationally recognized youth leadership program. With prolific alumni including local and state officials such as County Executive David Crowley, Sharlen is poised to engage her skills and experience to improve the lives of seniors, youth and families in the 10th District. Her programs are noted for transforming the lives of vulnerable youth, and her success in working with various levels of government, to reform policies and programs relevant to the safety and wellbeing of children and families, has had a profound impact.

Moore and her three children are all proud MPS attendees of Rufus King High School, and she lives with her husband in the Merrill Park Neighborhood. The Moore campaign is releasing a strong slate of initial endorsements, including WI State Representative Evan Goyke, who had this statement: “I have known and worked with Sharlen for more than ten years. I am excited to support her candidacy for alder and know that she will bring her passionate advocacy to Milwaukee’s Common Council.” The Sharlen Moore campaign has released this list of endorsements today:


Milwaukee Fire Department, Chief Aaron Lipski
Alderman Jonathan Brostoff
Alderman Mark Chambers
State Rep. Dora Drake
State Rep. Evan Goyke
County Supervisor Kathleen Vincent
Valerie Langston, Resident
Mandeep Kler, Business Owner

“I have committed my life to serving the youth and families of our city and would be honored to serve the residents of the 10th Aldermanic District as their next Alderperson. With my strong track record of experience and results, I look forward to connecting with neighbors, learning their priorities and earning their support over the coming weeks. As the daughter of immigrant parents who raised their children in Sherman Park, I have personally witnessed growing concerns with public safety issues, transit access, predatory investors, and a lack of programs for district youth. Residents deserve to have a strong representative in City Hall on day one. A person dedicated to transparency, with working relationships within city, county, and state government,” said Sharlen Moore.

“I do not take this decision lightly and appreciate the support of my family, friends, and diverse neighbors who have enthusiastically supported my candidacy. I would like to thank Ald. Murphy for his long standing service to the residents of the 10th district. My faith, and the faith of my family, is grounded in service to others. Our commitment to Milwaukee has been unwavering and we have continued to do our part to improve the safety and wellbeing of all residents in our city. Since the pandemic, I know how hard it is for business owners and employers to stay open and stay fully staffed, for kids to have reliable transportation to get to school, and homeowners experiencing challenges with responsiveness in city services and making ends meet in this challenging economy. Hard-working families, our beloved elders, and everyone seeking solutions to these challenges can rely on me to listen, lead, and serve. It’s what I’ve always done and will continue to do after we’ve run our race in April.”

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

One thought on “Nonprofit executive and community advocate Sharlen Moore files for candidacy to serve residents of the 10th Aldermanic District”

  1. says:

    I could not be more excited and proud to hear of Sharlen’s candidacy as Alderperson for the 10th District. Sharlen’s track record of leadership and advocacy skills have been evident in our community for decades. Can’t wait to have her in this role.
    Karen Coy-Romano, CFRE, MS
    President, My Way Out, Inc., Board of Directors
    President, SOLUTIONS UNLIMITED–leadership & transformational change management

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