Milwaukee Mayor Barrett submits official proposal letter to host 2020 DNC
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – On Thursday, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has officially submitted a letter to Tom Perez the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, expressing his interest in Milwaukee being considered as the host city of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
The letter is the first step in the official bid process that was announced earlier this year. This is not the formal bid but it puts Milwaukee on the committee's radar.
The letter outlines Milwaukee’s ability to meet the requirements of the DNC and mentions the new Bucks arena as the convention’s proposed main venue and boasts plenty of hotel rooms and transportation modes as attractive assets.
"The Midwest is very, very important in these elections and it really would behoove them to have a presence here in the Midwest. So whether you're talking about the arena, the hotel rooms or the political landscape not to mention the fact that Milwaukee is a great city to visit particularly in the summertime," said Mayor Barrett.
The committee's process to pick a site will start this spring with the finalist being chosen at the beginning of 2019.