Coggs to run for Tenth District State Representative

Written by admin   // July 1, 2010   // 0 Comments

Elizabeth Coggs

County Supervisor Elizabeth Coggs announced recently that she is running for State Representative of the Tenth District!

Elizabeth M. Coggs is running for the seat soon-to-be vacated by State Representative Annette Polly Williams.

Her committee is Co-Chaired by Michelle Crockett and Douglas Patton, Kaylynn Blackwell, Treasurer and a multitude of community leaders, family, friends and elected officials have given her their support!

Elizabeth M. Coggs has committed herself to this election to take her voice to the State level to leverage more resources for Milwaukee County.

Said Coggs: ” I stand on my record as a County Supervisor I have been a fighter for the people, I have always listened to the words of my constituency and I am advocate for equality, jobs, justice and empowerment for all.”

“I have been walking the district and will hit all doors to talk to the residents of the Tenth District, so I can listen to their issues and concerns in State Government,” he supervisor said.

“Please contact me at my email address:; there will be weekly updates coming from Elizabeth M. Coggs’ candidacy!”

Elizabeth Coggs was elected and has served as 10th District Supervisor since 1988 and was re-elected in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. Supervisor Coggs is currently Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee and a member of the Health and Human Needs Committee and Parks, Energy and Environment Committee. From 1996 to 2000 she was the Second Vice Chair of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, the first person of color and first female to be elected to this position by her peers.

Supervisor Coggs is a graduate of Lincoln High School and the University of Wisconsin­Milwaukee, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is also an alumna of Future Milwaukee.

She continues the legacy of politics as a family tradition. Her father, Isaac N. Coggs, was one of the first African-Americans elected to the State Legislature in 1952 and the Milwaukee County Board in 1964.

Her mother, Marcia P. Coggs, was the first African-American woman elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature in 1976.

Presently two cousins serve in Wisconsin and one in Kansas State Government:  State Representative Leon D. Young and State Senator G. Spencer Coggs and another cousin in Kansas Representative Broderick Henderson.

Supervisor Coggs has served as Chairman of the Combined Community Services Board for the past four years.

She is also a member of the National Association of County Officials and the National Organization of Black County Officials. She’s also a member of the Leaders Forum and the Historic Concordia Neighborhood Association.

She has a lifetime of involvement in the Milwaukee community. She is founder of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Back to School Festival, Chairman of Vision for Vliet, and a member of the Milwaukee Urban League Guild and the NAACP.

Elizabeth is the dedicated mother of Priscilla, Chloé and Devona and grandmother to Solomon Kingston. She and her family attend Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God In Christ.

Supervisor Coggs lives by the motto of “God first, then family and community” and believes in the power of “Faith, Hope & Harmony.”

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