Milwaukee County Supervisors District 2
Statewide elections are April 2nd and we hope to bring you the candidates that will affect our community the most.
Up first we take a look at Milwaukee County Supervisors District 2. There are two candidates running, Ravae Sinclair and Khalif Rainey. We sampled their websites but we encourage you to meet them here in these previews from their well put together websites.
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Ravae Sinclair is running for the non-partisan position of Milwaukee County Board Supervisor to bring continuity of leadership and opportunities to the people of the 2nd District. I am an attorney who grew up in Milwaukee, attended MPS schools, ran a small business and graduated from Marquette University Law School. I’m running for Milwaukee County Board Supervisor because I was raised here, I care about the community and I want our Board to make progress with the community. Our current Board struggles with issues of cohesiveness and addressing fiscal restraints while improving resources available to Milwaukee County residents. I’m a trained trial attorney and I’ve regularly negotiated opposing goals and views as well as a skilled mediator. My skills and background qualify me to be an effective Milwaukee County Board Supervisor for District 2. I hope to secure your VOTE on April 2nd!
• Ravae is the youngest of three sisters who all attended Milwaukee Public Schools, and specifically Ravae attended Goodrich Elementary, Browning Middle School and Samuel Morse Middle School. Ravae furthered her education at University School of Milwaukee, Emory University, UW-Madison and Marquette University Law School. After working as Office Manager for U.S. Senator Russell Feingold in Washington, DC, Ravae returned home to Milwaukee to work in non-profit and received training that led to ownership of a small business for 3 years as a nationally certified Therapeutic Massage Therapist and certified Birth Doula.
• Upon graduating with a law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2007, Ravae immediately began working as an attorney with the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office-Milwaukee Trial Division. In the role of an Assistant State Public Defender, Ravae served as an attorney for indigent defendants in Milwaukee County accused of misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. Ravae has proudly served as a member of the Milwaukee County Drug Treatment Court Team, the Domestic Violence Practice Group, and the Raise the Bar Practice Group. In addition to her work as an attorney and birth doula, Ravae serves the Milwaukee community as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. through the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter.
On the Milwaukee County Board, I will fight for…
Improved Women’s Health Care
• Lowered infant mortality rates
• Equal access to quality health care
Support of Public Transportation
“As a Public Defender, I spend my life advocating for the poor and working class. As a Supervisor, I will stand with other transit advocates to fight for a dedicated funding source and encourage the relocation of the transit center to the Intermodal Station, so bus riders can have seamless access to all other modes of transportation offered in downtown Milwaukee.”
Increased Effectiveness of Criminal Justice System
“The County Board needs a representative who truly knows the criminal justice system, who has sat in the jails and seen the conditions of inmates and someone who can take on the reforms that need to be made. The Board needs someone with my education and experience who can take on Sheriff David Clarke and be a check on what he’s doing in Milwaukee County’s criminal justice system.”
Strengthened Economic Development
• Continued job development and job training programs
• Promote business development
• Ravae is a native of Milwaukee, born and raised on the Northwest side, near and within District 2. Her father, Willie M. Sinclair, Jr. is a journeyman plumber and educator at Bradley Technical High School, long-time member of Milwaukee Plumbers Local 75 and MTEA and Co-Chairman of State of Wisconsin Plumbing Apprenticeship Advisory Committee. Her mother, Avera Sinclair is retired from Allen-Bradley (now Rockwell Automation) after 39 years of service.
Khalif Rainey has the right mix of government and community experience to be the next county supervisor for the 2nd District of Milwaukee.
Earning a Bachelor’s Degree from the Southern University Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Khalif has applied his education and training while working as a staffer for the local District Office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore. During this eight year span, Khalif has been a diligent advocate for the people and the families of the Fourth Congressional District of Wisconsin. Khalif has been providing responsive constituent services in an effort to enhance quality of life issues concerning housing, veterans, environment, taxes, energy and youth.
Khalif’s commitment to community is also reflected through his service as a board member of African World Festival and Milwaukee’s historic Community Brainstorming Conference. Through these endeavors, Khalif understands that collaborative and committed efforts work when pursuing common goals.
A native of Milwaukee; Khalif was raised in a union home and being newly married Khalif understands how political and economic resources can be used to raise the floor for working families.
As the County Supervisor for the 2nd District of Milwaukee; Khalif has set core values and goals to build off the inherent strengths of the community in which he will serve. Khalif pledges values that will not change from time to time and situation to situation or person to person but rather they are the underpinning of who he is; a servant of the people.
In order to be serious about job creation we have to be serious about our transit system. This is vital service that must be protected. I support a dedicated funding source so that we can avoid cuts to our bus lines and to Para-transit.
We must work to create opportunities for job growth in our city and county. We need family supporting jobs so that we can address poverty which is at a record high. We have the opportunity to re-develop the Northridge area and attract new businesses, creating economic opportunities for our district and County.
Seniors and Youth-
Protecting, Sustaining and Growing Services for our seniors and youth is a top priority for me. I will be a true steward of county resources by supporting programs that have a proven track record of success and working to find innovative ways to improve those that do not.
MY PLEDGE TO YOU
* To be visible and accountable to you by holding monthly town hall meetings
* To be accessible by returning your calls and emails within 24 hours
* To put your interests before politics