|Address||5030 West Washington Boulevard |
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208, United States
|| December 08, 1953
|Last Modifed||Mr. Matt|
Nov 27, 2012 09:36pm
Caucasian - Married - Catholic - Straight -
|Info||Tom Barrett was born in Milwaukee on December 8, 1953. He grew up on Milwaukee's West side, attended Marquette University High School, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976 with a degree in economics. Tom paid for his college tuition by working at Harley-Davidson and local trucking company loading docks. Prior to entering law school, Tom worked as a federal bank examiner. In 1980, Tom graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School with honors. After clerking for Federal Judge Robert Warren, Tom went into private practice from 1982-1985, specializing in business law. |
Tom Barrett was elected State Representative in 1984 and promoted by the voters to State Senator in 1989. In 1992, Tom Barrett was elected by the voters of the 5th Congressional District to represent the northern half of the City of Milwaukee and surrounding communities in the United States' House of Representatives. Tom served a total of five two-year terms in Congress.
In April, 2004, voters elected Tom Barrett to lead the City of Milwaukee as Mayor. In his short time in office, Mayor Barrett has accomplished several major goals. He kept his promise to hold the line on property taxes. Mayor Barrett worked with the Milwaukee Police Chief in reestablishing the gangs and violent crime unit. The Mayor signed into legislation the Main Street Milwaukee Program which will revitalize the City's older more traditional neighborhood commercial districts through the collaboration of public and private partners. He also paved the way for the Harley-Davidson Museum which is expected to create 420 to 570 jobs and attract more than 350,000 visitors a year.
Mayor Barrett is also committed to regional cooperation. Having been a member of Congress, he observed that the regions moving ahead in the country are those where cities and suburbs have found areas to agree and move forward together. Mayor Barrett looks forward to meeting and working with his peers from neighboring communities.
As Mayor of Milwaukee, Tom Barrett will continue his demonstrated leadership in four key policy areas: economic development and job creation; crime; education; and property tax relief.
The Mayor and his wife, Kris, life in Milwaukee's Washington Heights Neighborhood with their four children: Tommy, Annie, Erin and Kate.
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