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Deanna is often featured in the media and speaks with the press.  Here is a timeline of recent issues and events in the news. 

  • March 24, 2016

    Sheriff David Clarke Endorses Alexander for Milwaukee County Board

    Milwaukee—(March 24, 2016) Sheriff David Clarke is supporting Deanna Alexander for reelection to the Milwaukee County Board.
    Many politicians are in it strictly for themselves. Not Deanna Alexander.  I'm proud to tell you that County Supervisor Deanna Alexander exhibits true servant leadership and has represented us well. She has courage, integrity, and she's been a faithful partner for public safety,” said Sheriff Clarke.
    “I’ve seen first hand how Sheriff Clarke shakes off politically correct status quo expectations and this makes me especially grateful and proud to have gained his support—making recommendations to the community is not something he takes lightly,” said Alexander.
    Sheriff Clarke will be voting for Deanna Alexander.

    Sheriff Clarke will be voting for Deanna Alexander.

    I've been able to count on Deanna Alexander for steadfast defense of public safety at every turn.  There's not many elected officials I can put my faith in, but she is one of them and we've got to keep her on the County Board.  I'll be voting to re-elect Deanna Alexander - I hope I can count on you to join me,” said Sheriff Clarke.
    Alexander has served on the Milwaukee County Board since 2012 and this is her first time seeking reelection.  She is an accountant and auditor, former Wisconsin National Guardsman, Milwaukee homeowner, and a married mother of two.  Alexander serves as Chair of the EMS Council and is known as a County Supervisor who appropriately prioritizes public safety. The Milwaukee Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the Milwaukee Professional Fire Fighters Association, and the Milwaukee Police Association also publicly support Alexander for reelection to the County Board.

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  • March 23, 2016

    Milwaukee Professional Fire Fighters Local 215 Endorses Deanna Alexander for County Board

    Milwaukee—(March 23, 2016) The Milwaukee Professional Fire Fighters Local 215 has endorsed Deanna Alexander for reelection to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.
     “Deanna has been a faithful ally for public safety, has demonstrated an openness and honesty that is very rare in politics today, and has done a great job leading Milwaukee’s Emergency Medical Services Council. We are proud to support her reelection to the County Board,” Local 215 President Dave Seager said.
      “Fire Fighters are some of our strongest and bravest citizens and I am grateful and proud to have their support,” said Deanna Alexander. “I will continue to hold myself to the level of honesty, compassion, and accessibility that they and the residents of Milwaukee expect.”   Alexander has served on the Milwaukee County Board since 2012 and this is her first time seeking reelection. She is an accountant and auditor, former Wisconsin National Guardsman, Milwaukee homeowner, and a married mother of two. Alexander serves as Chair of the EMS Council and is known as a County Supervisor who appropriately prioritizes public safety. She has also received endorsement from the Milwaukee Police Association.

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  • March 17, 2016

    County Board Grabs for Power with More Wasteful Legal Fees

    Board Chairman Changing the Law to Circumvent Judge’s Ruling

     MILWAUKEE—(March 17, 2016) - While the feud between the County Board and the County Executive continues on, at least one County Supervisor is shining a light on a waste of taxpayer dollars and lawmakers irresponsibly changing the law to suit their legal arguments. County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb has spent upwards of $150,000 of taxpayer dollars on legal expenses trying to get a judge to force the County Executive, who is elected by the public to manage the day-to-day operations of the county, to be forced to appear at the County Board’s beck and call and to get permission from the Board before giving raises to appointed county workers.  This is in addition to tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars spent on 3rd party attorneys by former Chairperson Marina Dimitrijevic in a previous failed attempt to assert County Board authorities. “Today the Board Chairman will be pushing the Board to approve spending more money on another power grab lawsuit, and he wants to change County laws to get it done,” said Supervisor Deanna Alexander. This comes in response to Judge William Sosnay’s February ruling that the Board Chairman lacks standing and was without proper authority to individually file a lawsuit, dismissing the case. “The Chairman is now asking the County Board to approve a law, giving a committee that he appoints, the authority to give him the authority, to file lawsuits—doesn’t anyone see how bad that sounds to the average taxpayer?” asked Supervisor Deanna Alexander. “The County Executive and the County Board both represent the people of Milwaukee County and more than anything, the residents are growing tired of the fighting and gridlock.  While we lack the resources for more Sheriff’s Deputies to keep our streets safe and have to watch assets like the Domes crumble before our eyes, somehow we can spend the people’s money on extending these politically-driven feuds.  It’s time for the County Board to finally end the constant hostility and this ego-driven waste of time and money,” said Supervisor Alexander.

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  • March 2, 2016

    Secret Ballot Vote for Chairman Would Increase Public Confidence in Board

    MILWAUKEE—(March 2, 2016) -  To generate more public confidence in the workings of the County Board, Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander is proposing that the County Board abandon the voice vote process for choosing the board’s officers and instead use a secret ballot to designate its leaders.   “Our citizens use a secret ballot to elect their leaders every election. Imagine the chaos if those ballots were not anonymous and a person’s choices were available for anyone—including the candidates themselves—to view,” said Supervisor Alexander. “That is how the County Board currently operates.”   “A lot of unpalatable horse trading of promises for support goes on behind the scenes when the County Board elects its leadership; but with a secret ballot process for just the chairman selection vote, our elected officials would be free to vote their conscience in a way that best suits the County, rather than out of fear or obligation,” she continued.
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    By voice, everyone knows which candidate everyone votes for. By secret ballot, everyone knows the result of the election, without the special knowledge of who to praise for their success - ensuring equal treatment for everyone.

      Supervisor Alexander has proposed a change to the County Ordinances that would require a secret ballot to be used anytime a new Chairman, Vice Chairman, or 2nd Vice Chairman is selected.   Traditionally, the first vote of the board’s organizational meeting at the beginning of the new term is to elect leadership for the board. Supervisor Alexander is bringing the ordinance change for consideration by the entire County Board at it’s next meeting on March 17, 2016. The next vote for board leadership is scheduled for April 18, 2016.

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  • February 1, 2016

    Event: Feb. 10th Fundraiser for Supervisor Deanna Alexander

    Fundraiser for Milw. Cty. Supervisor Deanna Alexander Wednesday 2/10/2016 5:00 p.m.

    Busch Precision 8200 N. Faulkner Rd. Milwaukee, WI

    Hosts Barbara Grove, Michael Mallwitz, Scott Haag, Anthony Anzelmo, and Bob Spindell invite you to a reception to support the re-election of Deanna Alexander for Milwaukee County Supervisor and to tour Milwaukee manufacturer Busch Precision. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    Suggested Contribution: $40 per person, or $65 per couple Max Contribution: $1,045 per person or PAC, $2090 per couple

    All checks are made payable to "Citizens for Servant Leadership" and can be mailed to P.O. Box 26923, Milwaukee, WI 53226, or contribute via personal credit/debit card at the event.

    Questions/( RSVP appreciated) - call Maggie at (414) 467-5186 or email at Maggie@DeannaAlexander.com

    February 10th Invitation

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  • January 13, 2016

    Loose Election Commission Allows Ineligible Candidate on Ballot to Challenge Alexander

    Milwaukee (January 13, 2016)—The Milwaukee County Election Commission (MCEC) deliberated in closed session for several hours Tuesday after Deanna Alexander brought a legal challenge that the second 18th district candidate seeking election to the County Board in April’s Election did not fulfill the necessary filing requirements. The MCEC partially affirmed Alexander’s case, recognizing that the other candidate submitted signatures from people that did not reside in the district or who provided fictitious, non-existent addresses.   However, when Alexander showed that the other candidate had put the wrong election date on nomination papers, had circulated papers with two different district numbers on them, and had failed to file a current Declaration of Candidacy or a signed and current Campaign Registration Statement by the filing deadline, the Election Commission chose the most loose and lenient possible interpretations of the law and dismissed the challenge.   The Election Commission also ignored evidence that someone in the Election Director’s office had altered original documents just before the hearing.   “Under the guidance of the Government Accountability Board, the Milwaukee County Election Commission has made it clear that it sees its role as allowing as many people on the ballot as possible, rather than to properly maintain the integrity of the election process by following both the intent and the letter of the law,” said Alexander.  
    100% of Alexander’s signatures were found true, valid and correct, while the other candidate had false and erroneous filings and barely made it onto the ballot.
      “The public should be furious that the Election Commission set a high standard for one candidate and lowered the bar for the other,” said Alexander. The election will be held on April 5, 2016.

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  • January 8, 2016

    Milwaukee Police Association Endorses Alexander

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    The MPA recognized Deanna Alexander with a commendation for community leadership.

    Milwaukee (January 8, 2016)— The Milwaukee Police Association (MPA) has examined the candidates running for office and endorses Deanna Alexander for the Milwaukee County Board. “Deanna Alexander has gone above and beyond to support law enforcement. She has stood side by side with our members and their families when others stood loudly against us. She is a true leader who stands out in front of many other community leaders. We are proud to support such an outstanding civic leader,” said Mike Crivello, President of the MPA. “I am honored and humbled by this vote of confidence from the MPA and grateful for this endorsement from our public servants in law enforcement,” said Alexander. “Milwaukee County is a great place largely in part to the work police officers do every day pursuing criminals and protecting residents. I know I join many other residents in commending law enforcement for the willingness to put their lives on the line every day and I thank the MPA for its support as I seek reelection to the Milwaukee County Board,” she continued. Deanna Alexander has served as the elected supervisor for the northwest corner of Milwaukee County since 2012, using her background in accounting and auditing to be a lookout for government actions that would concern the public. She is a mother of two, a former enlisted soldier in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and has made Milwaukee her home for the last decade. Alexander was formally recognized with an MPA commendation for leadership at a community ceremony in Milwaukee in 2015. The election will be held on April 5, 2016.

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  • January 6, 2016

    Thank You to the Community for Support! Nomination Signatures Have Been Submitted!

    Deanna Alexander turns in 329 nomination signatures on January 5, 2016.

    Deanna Alexander turns in 329 nomination signatures on January 5, 2016.

    Milwaukee (January 6, 2016) —Deanna Alexander, candidate for reelection to the position of County Supervisor in Milwaukee County’s 18th District, has submitted all of the nomination signatures required from voters supporting her candidacy to allow her name to appear on the spring ballot. Alexander filed 329 signatures to the Election Commission on Tuesday afternoon, 60% more than the 200 signatures needed.  (UPDATE 1/8/16: The Election Commission subsequently found every single signature submitted to be true and valid, certifying 100% of nomination signatures submitted!) “Neighbors and area residents showed strong support during the nomination process. I am grateful and enthused that so many care about the success of our community and are getting involved in the electoral process,” Alexander said. “I look forward to winning the spring election and continuing to represent Milwaukeeans as we strive for more transparent, more efficient government held accountable by the people.” Deanna Alexander has served as the elected supervisor for the northwest corner of Milwaukee County since 2012, using her background in accounting and auditing to be a lookout for government actions that would concern the public. She is a mother of two, a former enlisted soldier in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, the Chair of the Emergency Medical Services Council, a member of the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council, and a lifelong Wisconsin resident who has chosen to make Milwaukee her home for the last decade. The election will be held on April 5, 2016. ###more

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