Zepnick plans to become the next Milwaukee Common Council member representing the 8th Aldermanic District.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
March 30, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Monday, State Representative Josh Zepnick, 47, (D-Milw.) confirmed that he will seek the 8th Aldermanic seat and is confident that he will become the next Milwaukee Common Council member to represent a portion of the Southside of Milwaukee.
Zepnick was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2002 and has been reelected every two years, since then.
Last July 2014, Robert “Bob” Donovan, 56, the current Alderman for the 8th District announced that he was a candidate for Milwaukee Mayor. He submitted his declaration of candidacy paper work to the Milwaukee Election Commission. Ald. Donovan will challenge Mayor Tom Barrett in the 2016 Spring election.
Ald. Donovan was first elected to the 8th Aldermanic District in 2000.
In August, another would-be candidate for the 8th Aldermanic District was Jessica Cavazos who had announced that she was running for Donovan’s seat, but last Thursday she decided to pull out of the race and is no longer a potential candidate. Cavazos cited that a new business venture has made it nearly impossible for her to commit the time needed to launch a successful campaign for 2016.
Cavazos became the UMOS Hispanic Woman of the Year in 2012 and formerly worked for U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milw.). She is the founder of the LULAC Ladies Empowerment Group Council #330, which is a leading community volunteer organization for women in Milwaukee, advocating for women’s rights and uplifting women to lead.