Activist to run for Coggs board seat

Written by admin   // December 9, 2010   // 0 Comments

Compiled by MCJ Staff
Though no date has been set for a special election to replace Milwaukee County Supervisor and newly elected state Representative Elizabeth Coggs, one person has announced his intention to run for Coggs’ 10th district seat.
Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson, a specialist with the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, announced Tuesday his intention to run for the position. Johnson is also an interim collegiate services director for the Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) program at the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee.
A Milwaukee native who describes himself as a “committed community servant” in America and abroad, Johnson has long been involved in community activism going back to his days as a high school student.
“While I was a student at Bay View High School in Milwaukee, international events honed my focus onto the importance of what is happening in the world that surrounds us,” Johnson said in a press statement announcing his candidacy.
“It was during this time that I learned that the greatest way to create effective change in the lives of ordinary citizens is through participation in our political process.”
Johnson said if elected, he would work diligently on important issues in Milwaukee County such as transit, eradicating duplicity in county services, more youth services and job creation. “I strongly believe that our community at large thrives by encouraging all citizens to participate in the democratic process. I very much look forward to working with the residents of the 10th district, the city of Milwaukee and our fellow municipalities as we work together to solve the problems facing our collective community.”
Coggs was elected to the state legislature Nov. 2 and will replace retiring state Rep. Polly Williams.


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