Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Will 3 be a crowd in Milwaukee's 2016 Mayor Race or just the begining?

The 2016 spring election season will be a fun one to watch.

Alderman Joe Davis announced his intention to run for the office of Mayor of Milwaukee. He is the second alderman to announce with Bob Donovan being the first.  It is assumed that current Mayor Tom Barrett will unload his war chest for another run.

I have to admit that Ald Davis is an intriguing option. From what I've seen watching the City Channel he is not a part of the hefty lefty vein of the Common Council, but he's definitely leans left in his politics.

In a JSOnline article covering his announcement he mentioned the option of a Boarding School for MPS.  I'm totally in favor of that.  He also announced in a radio interview on WTMJ that he will be giving up his 2nd District Alderman seat to concentrate on his mayoral run. That means there will be heated primary to replace Ald. David on the Common Council.

The radio interview was well done and I liked his view on the Dontre Hamiltion as it stand at the moment and how he sees Milwaukee's job problem as one of getting business to come to Milwaukee.  By that I hope he means getting city bureaucracy out of the way of job makers.

I'm looking forward to a wave changing 2016 election season led by Gov. Walker and a Republican legislature continuing moving Wisconsin forward.

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