Supervisor Khalif Rainey was honored to be elected on April 2, 2013 to Milwaukee County District Two. Since being elected to office, he has worked diligently on issues impacting the residents of the community he lives in.
With a legislative agenda centered on economic development, protecting taxpayer dollars, and improving services for seniors and youth, Supervisor Rainey has taken active roles on several board committees. Supervisor Rainey has the distinction of serving as Vice Chair of the Parks, Energy & Environment Committee and serves as a member of the Judiciary, Safety & General Services and Economic & Community Development Committees. He looks forward to partnering with the residents of District Two in an effort to find solutions to improve quality of life issues, including safety and sustainability issues for the district.
A native son of Milwaukee with roots deep in the heart of the city, Supervisor Rainey has personally endured many of the social ills that our community and our nation seek to remedy.
Supervisor Rainey’s commitment to his community began while he was a senior at Riverside University High School in Milwaukee. The late local philanthropist Jack Rosenberg provided him with a scholarship for college with the only stipulation that he return to his community to make a difference. Fulfilling his commitment, Supervisor Rainey attended the Southern University Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Later he received a degree from the Milwaukee Associates for Commercial Real Estate Program at Marquette University.
Prior to being elected to the County Board, Supervisor Rainey applied his education and training as a staffer for the District Office of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore. Supervisor Rainey worked on quality of life issues concerning housing, senior care, transportation, economic development, veterans, environment, taxes, energy and youth.
Supervisor Rainey’s commitment to the community is also reflected through his service as a board member of African World Festival, Milwaukee’s historic Community Brainstorming Conference and Career Youth Development. Through these endeavors, Supervisor Rainey understands how collaborative and committed efforts work when pursuing common goals.
Growing up the son of a proud UAW member and union organizer, Supervisor Rainey has family values that have helped to shape his commitment to service. Supervisor Rainey understands how important it is to secure sustainable opportunities for families.
Supervisor Rainey assures residents of District Two that he will be a resource to them. He pledges accountability, accessibility and visibility. He promises to serve with integrity, humility and with a heart of service because that is who he is.
Supervisor Rainey is married to Manandra Rainey.