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Patty Doherty announces her run for 13th District Alderwoman

As many of you are aware, in May of 2019, Ald. Terry Witkowski stepped down from his Aldermanic seat and a special election was held this past summer. I came in a strong second in that election and with only 14% voter turnout, my opponent won with only 9% of registered voters supporting him. I don’t see that as a mandate to represent our District and I am not ready to give up on my dream! And so today, November 11, 2019, I am proud to again announce my candidacy for this seat for the Spring 2020 election.

I am a graduate of Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and serving my community as an elected representative has been my goal since college. My family and I have been homeowners in the 13th District for over 30 years and my husband and I have greatly enjoyed raising our family here in this wonderful community.

If I am elected as your representative, you will have someone who will hit the ground running, and I will fight to stop wasteful spending on projects like the streetcar and focus our tax dollars on problems that have been neglected for far too long, like our crumbling roads and I will fight to make public safety a priority again! We live in a safe, clean, beautiful District and I will work hard to make sure our community continues to thrive!

As for my experience, for the past 12 years I have worked for the City of Milwaukee in the office of the Common Council and for the last 11 years, I have served the 8th Aldermanic District as Alderman Donovan’s Legislative Assistant. In that time, I have gained a strong understanding of the workings of City government and formed great working relationships with Council Members, elected officials at the County and State levels, City department heads, and all their hard-working supportive staff. I have also formed many strong relationships with the residents on the south side of Milwaukee and they know they can always count on me to get things done!

As your Alderwoman, I can promise you that I will do my best to seek your input on all important decisions brought before the Council and I will work hard to represent your interests in City government. My years of experience in working for Alderman Donovan and the residents of the District have taught me that prompt effective resolution to constituent concerns and the ability to apply a little common sense when voting on items before the Council are essential when it comes to effectively serving the community. Alderman Donovan taught me how to fight for the residents we work for, and I intend to continue that fight in the 13th District!