Cavalier Johnson Becomes Milwaukee's First Elected Black Mayor

He is also the city’s first millennial mayor.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin has made history by electing their first Black mayor.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Common Council freshman Cavalier Johnson won over Republican challenger Bob Donovan in a special election. Johnson garnered  72% of the vote.

Johnson said by his wife and their three children in his victory speech at the  Hilton Milwaukee City Center, :This city for the first time in our 176-year history has elected its first Black mayor. We did it… we want our city to be loving, nurturing and stable. That's why I ran for mayor."

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At 35 years old, he is also Milwaukee’s first millennial mayor.

Johnson was born and raised on the city’s north side. In 2016, he was elected as an alderman to the Milwaukee Common Council. Johnson was reelected in 2020. Additionally, he served as president of the Common Council.

The Wisconsin Democratic Party invested $100,000 into Cavalier Johnson’s campaign.

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