Rafael Rivera
Press Release

Rafael Rivera announces his candidacy for Milwaukee’s 13th Aldermanic District

If elected, I plan to make the safety of everyone within our district a high priority.

By - Jun 2nd, 2019 10:33 pm

Today, I’m announcing that I am running for Alderman in Milwaukee’s 13th District. Alderman Terry Witkowski’s service is much appreciated and will certainly leave a lasting imprint within our district, as well as throughout the entire city.

I would like to start off by thanking God for blessing me with the opportunity to continue to serve the people of the city of Milwaukee, and more specifically the fine residents of the 13th District. Being a newcomer to the world of politics, I’d like to share a little bit about myself in order to help you get to know me a little better. I was born and raised in Milwaukee, and for nearly 25 years, I’ve had the honor and privilege of serving our city as a police officer. As a young child, I would dream of becoming a police officer so that I could help people. Hard work and dedication helped make that dream a reality for me. Now, at age 47 and nearing the end of my law enforcement career, the desire to serve and help people continues to burn within me.

As a city employee, the opportunity to live outside of the City of Milwaukee came as a result of the residency requirement being lifted a few years ago. My family and I made the choice to live within this district that we love and care about. Our oldest daughter attended MPS, and our youngest daughter currently attends MPS within this district. As a dedicated father, my number one priority has always been the safety and well-being of my family.

If elected, I plan to make the safety of everyone within our district a high priority. Every citizen has the right to be safe while playing outside with your children, walking your dog, picking up groceries, pumping gas, or relaxing within your home. When it comes to ideas regarding reducing crime and fighting for policies that would help to keep us safer, I feel that I will be the most qualified candidate. A safer community for us all would lead to business growth, employment opportunities, and continued neighborhood development. I will also fight against wasteful spending.

If elected, I understand that I will work for you, and I will always be open to listening to your ideas, comments, questions, and concerns. We will problem-solve together as partners in this endeavor.  Let’s work together to keep the Garden District a great place to live, work, shop, dine, and play. My wife, daughters, and I respectfully and humbly ask for your support. Thank you and God bless.

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