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  Mitchell, Mahlon
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameMahlon Mitchell
Address2574 Targhee St.
Fitchburg, Wisconsin , United States
EmailNone
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 FacebookMahlonMitchell
Born February 24, 1977 (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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d7 Mon Jun 20 10:53:23 +0000 2016 - RT @jessiejean19: @swalve @MadisonWIFire Thx Tara. An amazing evening. We're fortunate to be protected & cared for by such selfless ppl lik…

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cf Wed Jun 15 18:19:41 +0000 2016 - RT @PFFW: @IAFFNewsDesk President Schaitberger and President @MahlonMitchell welcoming two new locals to the PFFW. https://t.co/EVMJuXZKO6

ba Tue Jun 14 12:53:49 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: Brother Sherry @kswiss311 rising in support of resolution at the floor mic @PFFW https://t.co/EZ9m3W0eWp

ba Tue Jun 14 12:53:24 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: @MahlonMitchell delivering State of the Union at @PFFW Convention. @IAFFNewsDesk https://t.co/8sezQODBV0

d1 Sat Jun 04 22:52:47 +0000 2016 - My little daughter Si Si being held by @MuhammadAli great man! He was an inspiration to all people! #ripmuhammadali https://t.co/UiojoK6u7x

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