I am endorsing Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive. Normally, I’d wait until we were a bit closer to the primary election on February 18th. But with all of the kerfluffle around the race, I thought it best to put this out there now.
Senator Larson is probably the best suited candidate for the office that we’ve had in decades…certainly more qualified that the two previous incumbents.
Sen. Larson knows what it takes to run Milwaukee County government. He knows where the problems are and has the energy and contacts to address them effectively. His time as a county supervisor will serve him well.
His time in the state senate should also be a big plus. We all know that the state government has been negligent in supporting Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, and the general environs. He should be able to leverage some of his experience in Madison to help Milwaukee County prosper.
Over his entire career, Sen. Larson has worked with a great number of other local politicians to get things done…and many of those friends in government have endorsed him. Those connections will work to his advantage.
It looks like his first item of business will be to push the Fair Deal for Milwaukee County back to the forefront and get the sales tax referendum on track and on a ballot before the voters! Hopefully his support in Madison and locally will allow him to get that moving again.