Event Recap


Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Forum

By Therese Schneider

Our previously scheduled in-person event was held online on Monday, March 30. Forum President Rob Henken conducted back-to-back 30-minute live discussions with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and State Senator Lena Taylor. Didn’t get a chance to watch it live? You can watch it below.

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Forum President Rob Henken challenged the candidates to address the critical issues facing the city. In addition to discussing the candidates’ views on the ongoing challenges and needed responses to the COVID-19 crisis, we focused on issues raised by previous Forum research that will take on even greater importance once the crisis subsides, including:

  • What steps the federal and state government should be taking to help Milwaukee’s citizens, businesses, and local governments and how the candidate would pursue and leverage that assistance as mayor.
  • The city’s structural deficit, revenue structure, and overall financial condition, especially in light of the effects of the current crisis.
  • The condition of city infrastructure and how to reconcile needs versus fiscal capacity.
  • Appropriate levels of police sworn strength and funding.

There is no registration fee to view the Mayoral Forum.

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