Why I’m Running
- Reckless Driving has claimed too many lives in recent months on Milwaukee streets. Whether in the city or the suburbs, the danger of high speed driving, red light running, or driving under the influence has taken lives too soon and puts everyone at risk. I will partner with the Milwaukee County Sheriff, local police departments, and city leaders to find solutions. There is no simple answer; we need stronger enforcement, new technology such as red light
running cameras, and help from the State government to get dangerous drivers off our streets..
- Opioid Crisis. We all hear and see the stories. It’s happening elsewhere, not to us. And then a family member, a friend or a neighbor is dead from drug overdose. Opioid deaths in Milwaukee have exceeded drunk driving fatalities. Milwaukee County has started to work on solutions and my Administration will not rest until we stop this unnecessary and tragic loss of human life. We need to address all forms of AODA, mental health struggles, and the cracks in our health care systems along with working in partnership with law enforcement.
- Justice system reform. Keeping our community safe and protecting human dignity go hand in hand. Milwaukee County has too many men, women and children with mental illness or AODA problems being locked up in our prison system. It’s expensive and it does not lead to rebuilding lives. I want taxpayer dollars to help people get their lives back on track, become productive citizens and contribute back to the economy and their families. My Administration will roll up our sleeves and work with the Governor, State legislators, and community leaders to enact meaningful reforms. It’s about saving lives and spending our money responsibly.
Working with the County Board, civic and business leaders and others my Administration will continue the fight for a Fair Deal from the State Capitol. With or without a penny sales tax, we deserve more state funding and more flexibility on spending for local needs. Whether it’s bus rapid transit, mobility hubs, zero emission bus fleet, links to rail and airport services, Milwaukee County’s economic growth and workforce success depend on a sustainable, thriving and modernized public transit system.