State Senator Spencer Coggs officially announced recently his candidacy for Treasurer of the City of Milwaukee. For many years Senator Coggs has committed his life to public service, beginning with his career at the City as a Health Officer for 12 years, then as a State Representative for 20 years and as a State Senator for 8 years.
Senator Coggs served on the State of Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee for 9 years, helping to guide the State’s financial decisions and budget outcomes. In addition, Senator Coggs was the elected Treasurer for the National Labor Caucus, the African American Male National Council, and the Treasurer of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. Before Coggs began as Treasurer of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, the organization had a 1.5 million dollar deficit. Senator Coggs established policies and practices that erased that deficit in one year.
The current City Treasurer Wayne Whittow announced that he will retire at the end of his term next year. “Treasurer Whittow’s retirement provides me with the opportunity to further utilize and return my wealth of experience back to the city I dearly love to become the next City of Milwaukee Treasurer,” said Coggs.
Senator Coggs stated, “As Treasurer, I will use my experience to continue to build upon the excellent quality of service and attention to City finances provided by Treasurer Whittow and his staff while adding much needed innovation and outreach.” State Senator Spencer Coggs is married and the proud father of two.