Governor Walker, Abele release statements on reported death of former Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Former Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway has reportedly died, according to a tweet by current Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.
I extend my heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Lee Holloway. As the 1st African American Chair of the MKE County Board, and the 1st African American County Executive of MKE County, his leadership and dedication to the people of MKE County will not be forgotten.— Chris Abele (@ChrisAbeleMKE) March 15, 2018
According to Milwaukee County records, in 2004 Lee Holloway was the first African-American elected County Board Chairman. In 2010, he later served as the first African-American County Executive.
Governor Walker also released a statement on the death Thursday.
“Tonette and I send our prayers to the family of former Milwaukee County Board Chair Lee Holloway. While we had our occasional political differences, I enjoyed working with Chairman Holloway during my time at the County. He had a real passion for his work.”— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) March 15, 2018