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  Mitchell, Mahlon
NameMahlon Mitchell
Address2574 Targhee St.
Fitchburg, Wisconsin , United States
Website [Link]
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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Oct 27, 2011 05:00am General Wisconsin Union Chief: "Seriously Considering a Run" Against Scott Walker in Recall   Article Homegrown Democrat 

Wed Apr 19 02:49:29 +0000 2017 - RT @PFFW: @PFFW and @IAFF5TH Kenosha Fire Fighters President together after our Kenosha Brother, Art Peters, Line of Duty Death Funeral tod…

Mon Apr 17 02:23:22 +0000 2017 - Kenny sounds like Dikembe Mutombo! @TheJetOnTNT @NBAonTNT @TurnerSportsEJ

Sat Apr 01 23:48:33 +0000 2017 - I told you that I am still a real fire fighter! @IAFF311 @MadisonWIFire @IAFFNewsDesk @PFFW https://t.co/WIA6PVw5Oc

Sat Apr 01 16:54:23 +0000 2017 - #NewProfilePic https://t.co/gFHoj4OV05

Wed Mar 22 23:55:08 +0000 2017 - RT @PFFW: @MahlonMitchell and @MadisonWIFire Comm Medic Dessert testify at Capitol on AB-151 that establishes a statewide #Community #EMS C…

Wed Mar 01 04:02:06 +0000 2017 - RT @PFFW: 99 years of being the best representative for Fire Fighters and Paramedics! #ThankYou @IAFFNewsDesk https://t.co/b23UQiia3K

Sat Feb 11 21:52:06 +0000 2017 - RT @PFFW: PFFW President @MahlonMitchell enjoyed #reading today to 3rd graders at Mendota Elementary School. "Read your Heart out Day" #fi…

Wed Feb 08 04:13:35 +0000 2017 - RT @sunprairiestar: Court awards fired Sun Prairie paramedics $622,252 -- https://t.co/sb4CmuIaS1

Thu Feb 02 01:02:20 +0000 2017 - RT @PFFW: President @MahlonMitchell and @IAFF311 with @IAFFNewsDesk General President Harold Schaitberger at #ALTS17 #firefighters https://…

Mon Jan 23 17:25:11 +0000 2017 - RT @IAFF311: Our recently retired member diagnosed with CJD- a terminal disease. Wants to spend final days at home. Click to help https://t…

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