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  Mitchell, Mahlon
NameMahlon Mitchell
Address2574 Targhee St.
Fitchburg, Wisconsin , United States
Website [Link]
Born February 24, 1977
Died Still Living (38 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 

Thu Feb 04 05:04:07 +0000 2016 - RT @HuffPostPol: Firefighters hit Ted Cruz for portraying himself as their champion in Iowa victory speech https://t.co/kAqDGmmhyX https://…

Sat Jan 16 20:21:37 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: Great win for MFD Hockey against @madisonpolice! 7-1 victory and money raised for charity https://t.co/4JfcH7qlN6 https://t.…

Mon Jan 11 01:55:10 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: Local 311 with Boston Fire Commissioner Finn at funeral for DVP Mullane @BostonFire @LOCAL_718 @ChiefJoeFinn https://t.co/AUUf…

Mon Dec 28 06:36:26 +0000 2015 - RT @IAFF311: Great stop by Engine 3 last night. Quick action saved home on near east side. https://t.co/EiM8EmFlZN https://t.co/Wa5XBkYbkP

Sun Dec 27 00:02:19 +0000 2015 - Me and @BernieSanders were speaking at the same event. @PFFW @AP @IAFF311 @PFFW https://t.co/4w6oVyvQGx

Thu Dec 17 00:39:56 +0000 2015 - RT @IAFF311: Local 311 went to AmFam Children's Hospital to help Santa deliver gifts and sing carols today! @uwhealth https://t.co/fvottz0k…

Wed Dec 16 22:15:01 +0000 2015 - RT @MadNewsMan: Former MPD Chief Wray appointed head of DOJ police initiative https://t.co/Mj10E3ZYcf @WISCTV_News3 ¤

Thu Nov 19 04:16:02 +0000 2015 - Cooking food at @BonefishGrill to help raise money for the @BGCA_Clubs of Dane County. Fundraiser. https://t.co/d56O68igr6

Sun Nov 15 03:22:19 +0000 2015 - Had a chance to meet @Bucks Michael Carter- Williams and @Khris22m at the @MDAnews event. Go Milwaukee Bucks! https://t.co/CCIWStQcCQ

Thu Nov 12 20:37:24 +0000 2015 - The @IAFFNewsDesk and the @PFFW are proud to endorse @russfeingold for US Senate! https://t.co/hyMt5lo9dz

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