Rep. David Crowley announces bid for Milwaukee County Executive

NOW: Rep. David Crowley announces bid for Milwaukee County Executive

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Assemblymen David Crowley released a statement Monday, Nov. 4, saying he's a candidate to replace Chris Abele, who is not running for re-election in 2020. 

Crowley says Milwaukee County has beautiful places like the parks and a thriving downtown, but he also says many residents are struggling. 

“When I look at Milwaukee County, I see a lot of opportunity: we have some of the most beautiful places to live in the country, a nationally recognized park system, and a thriving downtown area,” said Rep. Crowley. “There are a lot of exciting things happening in our community, but just a few miles away from all of this excitement, many of our residents are struggling.

“Growing up in a struggling family in Milwaukee County, I know what it’s like to be reliant on County services and what that really means to people in our community,” continued Crowley. “Having spent time working for the County, I also know what it’s like to provide these vital services to residents. I believe these experiences uniquely qualify me for this office.”

According to a news release, Rep. Crowley currently serves Wisconsin’s 17th Assembly District, representing almost 60,000 residents in the state legislature. As a member of the State Assembly, David sits on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Small Business Development, Workforce Development, Transportation, and Jobs and Economy Committees. He is a member of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Board of Directors, the Chair of the Milwaukee Caucus, the Chair of the Black Caucus, and the Co-Chair of the Black and Latino Caucus.

“The next Milwaukee County Executive needs to be a uniter, someone who can close the gap between our thriving and struggling communities, work across political lines, and connect working people with our business community,” said Crowley. “As a legislator, I have built my reputation on being a bridge builder, and I will do the same as County Executive."

Representative Crowley is a member of numerous community organizations including the ACLU, Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals, and the Milwaukee NAACP.

Representative Crowley attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and currently lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Ericka, and his two young daughters. David and Ericka are expecting their third child this fall.

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