85 results for author: Deanna Alexander


Here’s the Truth About “Breathe Easy”

It is election season, and my political opponent has been exposed by our local newspaper today for extreme anti-law enforcement statements. As a result, I find that I am once again under attack for a social media post that went viral in 2014.  I provide this post here, to again, provide an explanation for what happened: 1) In late 2014, some very violent protesters began calling for the harassment, attack, and in some cases, execution of cops. As you may recall, some members of law enforcement were subsequently killed. 2) Members of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors stood during a government meeting, unbuttoned their dress shirts, and ...

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Public Safety & Law Enforcement Endorsements

We are pleased to announce endorsements from the Milwaukee Police Association, the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association, the Retired Deputy Sheriffs' Association, and Milwaukee Alderman Jim Bohl, who have each stepped forward to publicly support Deanna Alexander for Milwaukee County Supervisor! Deanna has a steadfast record of supporting law enforcement and prioritizing public safety in the County budget. She has served on the Pre-trial Services Advisory Board, the Health & Human Needs Committee, and the Judiciary Committee to help make decisions that will impact reducing recidivism (people returning to crime) in Milwaukee, bringing Milwaukee ...

Deanna Alexander Declares Candidacy for Re-Election to the Milwaukee County Board

MILWAUKEE - Deanna Alexander, Milwaukee County Supervisor for the 18th District today released a statement formally announcing her candidacy for election: "It has been an honor to serve as a representative of the people in Milwaukee County government since 2012. I have stayed faithful to the concerns of the 18th District and the residents of Milwaukee County at large by voting ‘NO’ to the Wheel Tax, prioritizing public safety, and voting against cuts to the most essential of government services. I was the only board member to support cutting her own salary, and have become known as a whistleblower for alerting the public to shady politics and ...

Alexander Proposes Taxpayer-Focused Budget Plan

*Update: 11/8/17* - This plan could have been a great starting point for at a minimum, negotiations toward a better 2018 Budget.  Unfortunately, the Milwaukee County Board's majority decided to not even give this plan a hearing, to not debate it, and to reject it entirely.  Because of this, coupled with the Board's total disregard for good government, good policymaking, and good management of such a large organization in pushing forward with its initial budget which disregards public safety, cuts homeless shelters, cuts bus routes, and will make life for many Milwaukeeans much tougher, I have voted against the budget and its tax levy.  The County ...

County Board Votes Down Sunset Rule on Wheel Tax

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee County Board today voted on Supervisor Alexander’s proposal that elected policymakers be required to take a separate vote on the Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF), also known as the Wheel Tax, each year it is considered for continuation.  This measure would have created a sunset rule for the wheel tax.  Supervisors Alexander, Sebring, and Staskunas provided the only votes supportive of this policy of transparency. The County Board is currently required each budget season to separately vote to approve the property tax levy billed to area residents; this proposal would have set a similar policy for the Wheel Tax, requir...

Hope is Not a Plan: Statement on Firearms Training Event

This week our country experienced a shocking massacre of innocent lives as a mad man opened fire on a crowd attending a music festival in Las Vegas.  My heart goes out to all who were involved.  Any one of us could been a victim in a situation like that, and I know you join me in sending thoughts and prayers for those experiencing grief during this difficult time. My political opponents are shamefully self-promoting and preying on the fears of Americans after the massacre in order to make gains on their political agenda.  They got wind of my plans for a campaign fundraiser at a shooting range and complained to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ...

Alexander’s Legislation Declares October Bullying Prevention Month

Update! The County Board voted in favor of this resolution.  October is Bullying Prevention Month in Milwaukee County!  Please join the conversation by talking with your children and family about bullying.  There are many online resources to help you learn more about the problem of bullying, such as http://www.pacer.org MILWAUKEE (September 20, 2017) – A resolution authored by Supervisor Deanna Alexander recognizing October as Bullying Prevention Month advanced through a committee of the County Board today, and will be considered by the County Board of Supervisors next Thursday, September 28. "By bringing attention to the ...

Alexander Proposes Sunset Rule for the County’s Wheel Tax

MILWAUKEE (September 18, 2017) -  Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander is calling for a sunset provision on the County’s Vehicle Registration Fee, also known as the wheel tax, and will bring a resolution to the County Board this month detailing the plan. "The voters of Milwaukee County sent us a message in April saying that 72% are opposed to more fees like the wheel tax. We should heed their warning and recognize that raising taxes instead of cutting waste and finding new efficiencies is the wrong way to get our fiscal house in order," said Alexander.   “Taxpayers get the short end of the stick if we simply rely on a ...

Supervisor Alexander to Attend Opening of Memory Café

 Update: The opening of the Memory Café was wonderful!  There was good southern style food, and the owners really demonstrated how committed they are to the community!  I was honored to attend! MILWAUKEE (August 15, 2017) – Supervisor Deanna Alexander will attend the opening of a new "memory café," in Milwaukee at 1:00pm on Thursday at Daddy’s Soul Food Grille, located at 754 N. 27th Street. The Milwaukee County Department on Aging has established several memory cafés in coordination with the Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, the Aging and Disability Resource Center, the Milwaukee Public Museum ...