|Address||2574 Targhee St. |
Fitchburg, Wisconsin , United States
|| February 24, 1977
Mar 02, 2013 04:07pm
Black - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Married - Union Member - Straight -
|Info||Mahlon 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.
Thu, May 23 9:11 PM - “@WiStateJournal: Wisconsin jobs agency names 4th CFO in 2 years http://t.co/31yZVGW5Ki”
YEP IT'S WORKING?|
Thu, May 23 7:06 PM - Looking forward to Performing #gomeroke for "Stand up for Kids" charity event at High Noon Saloon tonight! Any song suggestions?
Thu, May 23 7:04 PM - RT @HighNoonMadison: See @DaveCieslewicz @MahlonMitchell Matt of @MajesticMadison @jonathansuttin of @1055triplem sing #GOMEROKE tonight fo…
Tue, May 21 4:52 AM - “@ugotGod: .@MahlonMitchell ... Ha! What #THEY don't realize is it's just a reflection of them! #smh
MAKES ME STRONGER
Tue, May 21 4:51 AM - PC is one thing Racism is another.
@wijim500: You can shove PC up your ass. @MahlonMitchell #wiunion”
Tue, May 21 4:46 AM - Racism in 2013. Shame.
“@wijim500: Boy, fetch Tarzan banana.
Gov. Scott Walker out of state fundraising, Wisconsin lost 8,500 jobs in
Tue, May 21 4:21 AM - @SpudLovr: While #Absentee Gov. Scott Walker out of state fundraising, Wisconsin lost 8,500 jobs in March and 24,100 in April. #wiunion
Mon, May 20 2:41 PM - RT @nbcnightlynews: JUST IN: Dallas firefighter killed battling 6-alarm condo fire (via @NBCDFW) http://t.co/fL0EYNZNyJ
Sun, May 19 9:57 PM - Good to see you back friend! @edshow
Watching here in Wisconsin!