First Lt. Gov. Recall Election in U.S. history gives Wisconsin chance to elect first black Lt. Gov.
Madison—As the June 5 election against Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch draws near, Wisconsin has a chance to make history. Mahlon Mitchell, Democratic nominee for Lt. Gov., is challenging incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch in the first ever Lt. Gov. recall election in the history of the United States. Furthermore, this election gives Wisconsin its first opportunity to elect Wisconsin’s very first black Lt. Gov. in Wisconsin.
“The stakes couldn’t be higher,” said Mitchell, a fire fighter for 15 years and father of two. “We need to bring our state back together and we can only do that if we defeat Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch on June 5. I’m running for Lt. Gov. so we can bring opportunity and promise back to Milwaukee and our entire state.”
Mitchell spent Memorial Day weekend going door-to-door in Milwaukee’s Parklawn, Lincoln Creek, and Wahl Park neighborhoods. Voters said that Mahlon Mitchell was the first candidate for statewide office to ever come knocking on their door for support. With the election only days away, Mitchell spent his time encouraging voters to vote early or vote on June 5, Election Day.
“This is something bigger than just you and me,” Mitchell told voters at a crowded neighborhood gathering. “This is about Justice and this is about history. I guarantee you we are on the right side of justice and we will make history on June 5 when Tom Barrett and I are elected in order to bring our state back together.”