Not only did he become Milwaukee’s first elected Black mayor, but he also won his first term by a margin not seen in at least 122 years.
With seven candidates in the race, every percentage point counts, and their previous campaigns may not help predict the outcome of this one.
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It’s official. Tom Barrett is no longer the Mayor of Milwaukee.
The transition to new leadership will happen before the new year.
In a historic first, African American candidates advance simultaneously for Milwaukee County exec, Milwaukee mayor and other top city offices.
Although minorities make up nearly half of Milwaukee’s population, the city has never elected a person of color as mayor. And after Ald. Joe Davis came up short in Tuesday’s mayoral primary, that will be the case again in 2016.