State Sen. Lena Taylor
Press Release

Senator Lena Taylor Response on Chris Abele not seeking re-election

"It is flattering to hear people mention my name as a candidate for County Executive; however, I am laser-focused on fighting for the people of the City of Milwaukee."

By - Oct 18th, 2019 09:20 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI. (October 18, 2019) — Taylor-made for the people, Lena Taylor has been on the frontlines in the city of Milwaukee for over 15 years fighting for a better community. From her start as a State Representative for the 18th District to her present role as Senator serving a fourth term, Taylor has dedicated her life in service not just for the district she represents, but for the city in whole as she is now running for Mayor of Milwaukee.

In response to the now vacant County Executive seat, due to Chris Abele’s announcement on yesterday Oct. 16 of not seeking re-election, Taylor “It is flattering to hear people mention my name as a candidate for County Executive; however, I am laser-focused on fighting for the people of the City of Milwaukee. The stakes are too high, whether it is violence in our neighborhoods, our kids being poisoned by lead, or the lack of jobs in our community. I am running for Mayor of Milwaukee to make a difference in our city. I appreciate the County Executive Abele’s willingness to dive in the unchartered waters of being an elected official. And how he dug Milwaukee County out the rut Scott Walker left us in. I especially appreciate that Abele has left us financially better off than when he took office. His solution-oriented approach, and push against racism will be missed.”

Taylor has hit the ground running heavily since she announced her bid for Mayor. In the coming months on her campaign trail, you can expect Taylor to address the issues of Public Safety & Health, Employment, Environment, and several other issues that the city needs to spend quality time and resolve. The general public has echoed their top issues through conversation and door visits with Senator Taylor, and she is ready to face them head-on. Of the people, For the people, and With the people is where Taylor stands in her history as a native of Milwaukee and a long-time leader in the community. You can help Lena make a difference in her race for Mayor, join the campaign!

For speaking engagements, submit requests via email to Please attention your request to Ms. Krystal Reed the Communications Director.

Lena Taylor for Mayor

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