Gerry Broderick was elected to the County Board of Supervisors in a special election held in July 2002 and was re-elected unopposed in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Supervisor Broderick represents Milwaukee's 3rd District, which includes a small portion of Downtown Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s east side, the Village of Shorewood and all but 4 wards of the Village of Whitefish Bay. He is currently Chairman of the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee and is a member of the Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee and the Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
Supervisor Broderick attended Bartlett Avenue School and Riverside High School. He graduated from Rufus King High School in 1962, and after receiving a B.F.A. in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, he did graduate work in the university's Urban Affairs Department.
Supervisor Broderick was a Milwaukee Police Officer from 1967 to 1970, and from 1970 to 1974 he taught art at the high school level. He has also worked for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and has owned his own small business from 1980 until his election to public office in 2002.
Supervisor Broderick has been very active in activities aimed at improving the east-side community. He is a member of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, the Lake Park Friends, and has served as chairperson of the Oakland Avenue Business Improvement District Board. Additionally, Supervisor Broderick was a Little League Baseball coach for ten years.
Supervisor Broderick and his wife, Pat, who is an MPS teacher, raised four sons and is now the grandfather of twin girls born in 2012.
The following statement by concerned citizen Pat Small contains a good summary of Supervisor
Broderick’s objection to the sale of O’Donnell Park to Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co.
Supervisor Broderick believes this sale is only a first step by County Executive Abele in the
parceling off of our park system’s assets. Stay tuned………..
Concerned Citizen Statement
Attorney William Lynch's Analysis on Sale of O'Donnell