County Executive Chris Abele
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Six State Legislative Democrats endorse Chris Abele for re-election

Abele earns support from more legislative Democrats than during his successful 2016 campaign

By - May 30th, 2019 02:37 pm

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced the endorsements of six Democratic members of the state legislature today: State Senator Tim Carpenter, State Representative David Crowley, State Representative Jason Fields, State Representative LaKeshia Myers, State Representative Daniel Riemer, and State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa.

“I know how hard Chris Abele works to make sure Milwaukee County residents get a fair shake,” said Senator Tim Carpenter. “He cares about people, and he wants to make sure every person has the opportunity to succeed. Chris is a champion for Milwaukee and for our progressive values, and I endorsed Chris for re-election.”

“There’s no stronger advocate for Milwaukee County than Chris Abele,” said Representative David Crowley. “With the many challenges we face as a county, Chris has made the tough choices to move this community forward.  He pours his heart and soul into helping others, and he’s proven his commitment to addressing the challenges we face.  Because of his willingness to work with others, I know I can count on Chris to continue to deliver for our community, and that is why I endorse Chris for re-election.”

“I’ve known Chris for a long time, and I know he wakes up every morning thinking about how he can help make Milwaukee County a better place to live,” said Representative Jason Fields. “Chris has championed major economic development projects and personally invested millions back into our local economy. He knows how to create jobs – and just as importantly – he knows how to ensure that all people share in a growing economy. We need to keep moving forward with Chris Abele as our County Executive.”

“Milwaukee is at a critical time in its history,” said Representative LaKeshia Myers. “We’re building a lot of momentum for positive change, and Chris Abele’s leadership has a lot to do with that. We have to keep working to ensure all Milwaukee residents have a high quality of life, and we’re lucky to have a county executive with as much passion for improving our community as Chris Abele. I am proud to support Chris for re-election.”

“Chris Abele is focused on getting things done that help Milwaukee County residents,” said Representative Daniel Riemer. “Chris is driven to make our community a better place to live, work, raise a family, and retire. I look forward to continuing to work with Chris as County Executive and encourage others to join me in supporting him for re-election.”

“County Executive Chris Abele has my support for re-election,” said Representative JoCasta Zamarripa. “He has a passion for problem-solving and cares deeply about making government work better. Chris believes sincerely in his views and isn’t afraid of tackling the hardest problems. When he says he is going to do something, he does it. I haven’t always agreed with Chris, but he’s the right leader for the county at this moment. I am especially appreciative that he is making the elimination of racial disparities a top priority, as he’s always been an advocate for inclusivity and expanding opportunity. Chris is the right person to lead Milwaukee County forward.”

“I’m proud to have earned the support of many Democrats representing Milwaukee in the state legislature,” said County Executive Chris Abele. “We are working together to make sure Milwaukee County has the resources it needs to provide the social services that residents count on, like providing robust public transit and protecting our outstanding County Parks. We have more work to do to secure more resources and local investment in our communities, and I’m committed to working with these legislative leaders, as well as Democrats and Republicans from across the state, to get that done.”

Chris Abele is seeking re-election for a third full term as Milwaukee County Executive. For additional information please visit

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