From this morning’s email, Chris Walton, Chair of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County, announced that his is running to replace newly elected Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley in the State Assembly’s District 17!
I’m excited to let you know that I am exploring a run for the Wisconsin State Assembly seat in District 17.
I am a true native son of Milwaukee, I grew up having a deep passion and interest in politics. I’ve worked on political campaigns, on all levels including for President Barack Obama to Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis. And I’ve worked on the governing side with roles on behalf of the Governor of the State of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee District Attorney’s office, and the Milwaukee Mayor’s office.
I am currently the only African-American County Democratic Party Chair in Wisconsin, I was the youngest Chair in Milwaukee County history, and the first African-American male to be Chair since the 1980’s.
Exploring a run for the Wisconsin State Assembly seat in District 17 would be fulfilling goals of being in service to the public. Though I am simply exploring a run at this moment in time, because our community is largely underrepresented in our halls of power, I know we need strong leadership. David Crowley, our new County Executive, ably represented this district for the last few terms, and I am ready to step up in his stead.
Here’s the thing: if I am to officially embark on a campaign for the Wisconsin State Assembly in District 17, I’ll need to collect at least 200 signatures from folks in the district by June 1st to appear on the ballot.
This deadline is quickly approaching. Can you help me circulate my nomination papers to help me get on the ballot?
If you live within Wisconsin Assembly District 17 and are eligible to register and vote, please consider printing and signing the nomination paper form and sending it back to us at:
Walton for Wisconsin
5027 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208
If you are not sure what assembly district you are in, you can use https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo to find out for sure.
I cannot do this without you.
Please respond to this email, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give our campaign staff a call at (414) 436-5094 if you have any questions or concerns about this process.
Thank you for your support.
Good Luck Chris!