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  Mitchell, Mahlon
NameMahlon Mitchell
Address2574 Targhee St.
Fitchburg, Wisconsin , United States
Website [Link]
Born February 24, 1977
Died Still Living (39 years)
ContributorHomegrown Democrat
Last ModifedAndy
Mar 02, 2013 04:07pm
Tags Black - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Married - Union Member - Straight -
InfoMahlon Mitchell was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Delavan, Wisconsin. He now lives with his wife, April and two children, Sie’anna and Karson, in Fitchburg.

Mahlon followed in his older brother’s footsteps when he became a fire fighter in Madison fifteen years ago. His two brothers are fire fighters in Atlanta and St. Paul. These careers came out of a family that instilled values of service and working for others.

This sense of service is also exemplified in Mahlon’s other activities. He was a counselor at the Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety’s Burn Camp, which he also directed for five years. This summer camp worked with burn-injured youth to help them cope with their unique situation and build a network of support.

Mahlon also worked as a street outreach coordinator with Briarpatch and Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin, where he linked at-risk youth with services from their community.

Recently, Mahlon also worked to help pass two pieces of legislation that were a huge victory for fire fighters across the state. The Infectious Disease Presumption fought to make sure firefighters are covered if they contract a disease or disability on the job. In addition, the legislature passed a bill that ensures families and spouses of fire fighters who die in the line of duty will have their health insurance premiums covered.

When the fight over collective bargaining began last winter, Mahlon led the fire fighters in a monumental stand of solidarity with other public servants. Despite being exempted from the bill, Mahlon and his fellow fire fighters marched on the Capitol with fellow working families that were threatened by the Budget Repair Bill.

Mahlon took the opportunity to travel the state as a fire fighter and activist discussing with voters the aggressive and negative policies of Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch.

Mahlon currently serves as President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, being the youngest and first African American to serve in the post.


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Oct 27, 2011 05:00am General Wisconsin Union Chief: "Seriously Considering a Run" Against Scott Walker in Recall   Article Homegrown Democrat 

Sun May 22 02:18:51 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: @MahlonMitchell and Engine 1 crew at @wiwomenshealth Spring Gala auctioning off a firehouse meal from @IAFF311 https://t.co/ue…

Fri May 20 17:48:42 +0000 2016 - RT @PFFW: @MahlonMitchell speaking @MadisonWIFire station 1 grand opening. @L311Charities @IAFF311 @IAFF5TH @IAFFNewsDesk https://t.co/349h…

Fri May 20 17:02:10 +0000 2016 - RT @MadisonWIFire: Our Grand Re-Opening is underway w/ @Paulsoglin Ald. Verveer, @MahlonMitchell @findorff, Hovde Prop., Epstein-Ewing! htt…

Tue May 17 03:17:22 +0000 2016 - RT @PFFW: @MahlonMitchell presenting to PFFW Southeast Caucus @MKEFireAssoc office. #Milwaukee #Wisconsin #firefighters #union https://t.co…

Wed May 11 02:58:48 +0000 2016 - RT @PFFW: We are proud to Welcome Door County Paramedics L4982 to the @PFFW @IAFFNewsDesk @wisaflcio #union #Paramedic https://t.co/JmPJkzL…

Mon May 09 04:44:36 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: We said goodbye to 18 @MadisonWIFire retirees at our retirement party @Coliseum_Bar. Combined 438 years of service! https://t.…

Wed May 04 01:15:43 +0000 2016 - RT @PFFW: @PFFW President @MahlonMitchell speaking to PFFW Central Caucus. @IAFFNewsDesk https://t.co/aWXHXsrJnR

Sun May 01 19:20:29 +0000 2016 - When your daughter goes to Prom! https://t.co/J2vHsLYT4A

Fri Apr 29 22:16:44 +0000 2016 - RT @MadisonWIFire: Nancy L. of #Madison wished to stop by Station 2 to say thank you to the crew that saved her after a cardiac arrest. htt…

Thu Apr 28 23:42:39 +0000 2016 - RT @dryhootch: Thanks Fire Fighters Local 311 for raising over 14K for @MakeAWishWI & @dryhootch Madison #FireOnIce @MahlonMitchell https:/…

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