Former County Executive. Serving the residents of Milwaukee County from 2011 to 2020. Chris Abele is getting things done in Milwaukee County. Five years ago, Milwaukee County faced a dire fiscal outlook, and the Public Policy Forum asked of County government, “Should It Go or Should It Stay?”
Today, Milwaukee County, through the dedication of its employees, has held bus fares flat while adding nearly a million new route miles, paid down millions of dollars in debt and deferred maintenance, established a dedicated Office of Economic Development that has helped to create thousands of family-supporting jobs and leverage $500 million in new development just around the downtown area, and is ahead of schedule on our plan to end chronic homelessness.