Lena Taylor to run for mayor of Milwaukee

Capper of Cognitive Dissidence reported this on Facebook yesterday. But Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor (D – Milwaukee) announced that she will run for City of Milwaukee mayor in 2020. Although a number of other candidates have announced a run for mayor, long time mayor, Tom Barrett hasn’t announced whether he intends to run for re-election…but everyone pretty much expects that he will.

State Sen. Lena Taylor announced Tuesday she will challenge Mayor Tom Barrett in 2020.

Her announcement follows years of speculation that she might be interested in the position.

Taylor, 53, has criticized Barrett on a variety of fronts, previously telling the Journal Sentinel that he is “disconnected” from voters on issues of race, job creation, concerns over police, income inequality and issues at the city’s health department.

Ald. Tony Zielinski announced his run for the position in late 2017. Late last year, Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton filed papers to run for the seat, but he hasn’t made a formal announcement. It’s unclear if he actually will run.

Barrett has yet to formally announce a re-election effort…

Looks like the 2020 spring elections will be more interesting than usual!

Oh…and Capper’s take? “Sellout Senator Lena Taylor will announce her already doomed mayoral bid tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.”


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