The Common Council held its inauguration ceremony at City Hall Tuesday. Aldermen representing predominately Black districts: Willie Hines, Joe Davis, Sr., Milele Coggs, Ashanti Hamilton and Willie Wade were sworn to serve another four years on the Council. State Sen. Spencer Coggs took the oath as City Treasurer. He becomes the first African American citywide elected official in the city’s history. Above the aldermen and new city treasurer pose for a historic photograph. (Photo by Yvonne Kemp)
(Photo at left) Standing in front of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. statute, located on MLK Drive, State Representative Elizabeth Coggs officially announced her run for the Sixth District Senate Seat for the State of Wisconsin.
Coggs has a 25-year history in politics. She currently represents constituents of the 10th Assembly District; she previously served the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in the 10th District.
If elected to 6th District State Senator, “I pledge to fight with the same tenacity and advocacy as you and I work together to secure the rights and benefits of working families and to protect the social, economic and human rights of those families facing economic and health related struggles,” Coggs said.
Adding: “I am determined to continue making a difference for the greater good. Frederick Douglas said ‘without struggle there is no progress.’ Progress is something we have to continue to fight for.”