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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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Born February 24, 1977 (40 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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Fri Jan 20 18:30:17 +0000 2017 - RT @TheDemocrats: There’s only one thing left to say after eight years of dedication, service, and progress. https://t.co/ZUMLKGTUfY

Sun Dec 25 20:56:10 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: #MerryChristmas from your local #firefighters! https://t.co/Me1S52jplx

5c9 Thu Dec 22 01:33:26 +0000 2016 - RT @MadisonWIFire: .@reachachild and an area biz donated 270 books we'll give to kids we meet on emergency calls in #Madison. Details: http…

Tue Dec 20 05:14:20 +0000 2016 - RT @MadisonWIFire: Firefighters Free Man Trapped In Vehicle Hood Location: 2200 block Catalpa Road Incident Type: Assist Citizen... https:/…

Sat Dec 17 23:18:46 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: At our holiday party we presented a check for $25k to @GoodmanCenterWI, our 2016 #policeandfireball beneficiary. https://t.co/…

Fri Dec 16 22:23:31 +0000 2016 - RT @SenatorBaldwin: I was honored to receive the 2016 Legislative Award from @MahlonMitchell & @IAFF311. Proud to be your partner in Washin…

Thu Dec 15 04:54:20 +0000 2016 - RT @PFFW: President @MahlonMitchell spreading cheer with @IAFF311 @MadisonWIFire and Santa @uwhealthkids #givingbackatchristmas #ChildrenIn…

Mon Dec 12 22:48:11 +0000 2016 - RT @NicholsUprising: Clinton 65,746,544 Trump 62,904,682 Clinton's popular vote lead is now extending in the continuing count to 2.85 mil…

Sat Dec 10 14:45:54 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: Our 2016 DEATH March, our #charity pub crawl, raised $1500 for holiday gifts for kids at @uwhealthkids. Great time had by all!…

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