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

Mon Nov 28 03:09:55 +0000 2016 - RT @iaffwfi: Hidden Threat: Firefighters face high #cancer risk via @NBC26 https://t.co/oKzZCNaKGb #IAFFWFI @PFFW @MahlonMitchell

Fri Nov 25 14:50:44 +0000 2016 - To my fellow Fire Fighters around the State who don't believe I have ever been hunting. This was 4 years ago today!… https://t.co/NvLauuC59p

Thu Nov 24 23:38:22 +0000 2016 - RT @WISCTV_News3: Crews fight fire at east Madison home #news3 https://t.co/9Wp4xWnSRz https://t.co/AG28WkJIzv

Sat Nov 19 15:34:37 +0000 2016 - RT @PFFW: Supporting our burn camp and hoping for luck. Nice breeze this morning. #wisconsin… https://t.co/jP7bL1HES8

Thu Nov 17 02:41:00 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: Local 311 Charities donated $2,500 to @GoodmanCenterWI for their food drive, which will help feed 36 families this holiday sea…

Mon Nov 07 01:55:26 +0000 2016 - RT @PFFW: PFFW Officers in attendance at the Madison Area Police and Fire Ball. Great venue @MononaTerrace and great job @IAFF311 putting i…

Sun Nov 06 21:02:59 +0000 2016 - RT @C_Hill_Bball: Former Eagle Devin Mitchell with 11 points last night in his Georgia State debut as the Panthers beat USC-Aiken 92-79 in…

Fri Nov 04 23:49:02 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: "We are just doing our job." - Pres. @MahlonMitchell accepting award at #NationalPhilanthropyDay Luncheon https://t.co/zZkyjWR…

Thu Oct 27 00:54:07 +0000 2016 - RT @PFFW: https://t.co/kjZsQ2DzWg

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