Meet Deanna Alexander

Deanna Alexander, an accountant and auditor, serves as County Supervisor in northwest Milwaukee County. She was re-elected for a second term on the non-partisan County Board in April 2016 and represents a district of over 53,000 people.  

Deanna Alexander - Portrait PhotoWidely credited for surviving and standing her ground in a sea of policymakers pushing toward socialism and unwise management of the County’s assets, Deanna played a key role in reforming the Milwaukee County Board by public supporting cutting the tax dollars spent in the County Board’s budget, even though it included more than a 50% reduction for her own salary and benefits.  Deanna accepted that salary reduction in April 2016.

Deanna demonstrated selfless courage and leadership by stepping forward as the whistleblower when fellow Supervisors tried to illegally negotiate contracts, ignoring state laws and putting the county at great risks for future lawsuits.

In 2013, she was named to a national “Top 10 Under 40 Future Leaders” list and spoke at CPAC St. Louis. She was also named a “Right Woman to Watch” by Charlie Sykes’ Right Wisconsin, and in 2014 was named a finalist for the Iron Lady Award.  In 2015 she was recognized by the Milwaukee Police Association for leadership and named a “Hometown Hero” when she spoke up in support of law enforcement during times of protest and threats.

Press Conference for War MemorialDeanna currently serves on Milwaukee County’s Intergovernmental Relations Committee, the Health & Human Needs Committee, and the Judiciary Committee.  Deanna has also served on Milwaukee County’s Parks, Energy & Environment Committee, on the Transportation, Public Works & Transit Committee, on the Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee, and has a reputation for maintaining good relationships with others, across branches of government or levels of government, both in the public sector and private sector.

 

Man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.

—Ronald Reagan

Supervisor Alexander has held more than two dozen public listening sessions since joining Milwaukee’s legislative branch of government. She also chairs the Emergency Medical Services Council as part of her commitment to stand by public safety, and served from 2012 to 2016 on the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council.

Deanna debating

Deanna has served as an enlisted field artillery soldier in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and is a member of the NRA. Deanna is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and she has studied law and public administration at Regent University and tax law at the University of Denver. She is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has worked as a small business owner, aiding local school administrators in navigating cumbersome government regulations.  Deanna currently works for the State of Wisconsin as the Chief of Ongoing Services for the Department of Children and Families – Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services, helping in oversight and administration for Wisconsin’s foster care resources.

Kids at Nash Park

 

Deanna lives in Milwaukee with her husband Philip.  They are proud parents of two daughters and hope to soon also open their home to children in need through foster care and adoption.