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2 candidates remain after special board primary

Brd. Supervisor candidates Nikiya Harris and Wallace White to face off May 25

Business consultant Wallace White and Nikiya Harris, a development assistant for the Milwaukee Urban Ecology Center, will face off in the May 25 general election for the vacated District 2 Milwaukee County Board seat.

White and Harris were among 11 candidates who vied for the county board seat in a special election held Tuesday. The winner in the May election will replace former Supervisor Tony Clark, who resigned her position in March after receiving a felony conviction for filing a false campaign report.

District 2 encompasses part of Milwaukee’s northwest side.

Harris, 35, whose campaign platform focuses on preserving and improving parks, job retention and transportation, received 361 votes.

White, 76, who is the former executive director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) garnered 222 votes. White believes his business experience and community connections will help bring more jobs to the area.

County supervisors are paid $50,679 a year. The new District 2 representative will be faced with a myriad of issues related to finances, possible layoffs due to a deficit, and furloughs.

–Compiled by MCJ Staff

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