David L. Sartori was elected to the County Board’s Eighth District in the Spring 2016 nonpartisan election. The District covers the entire cities of Saint Francis, Cudahy, South Milwaukee, and portions of Ward Ten and Three of the city of Oak Creek. He is the oldest member currently serving on the Board. He is one of four veterans now serving on the Board, the only combat decorated veteran (Vietnam). He has lived in Milwaukee County over 50 years, and served 33 years previously as a juvenile and adult probation/parole agent. A lifelong learner, David graduated from Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac, UW-River Falls, Wisconsin Correction Academy, Moraine Park Technical College, and attended graduate school at UWM.
With great personal pride and honor, David served a full four-year term as citizen Commissioner on the Milwaukee County Board of Election Commissioners, the only county level election commission in the State of Wisconsin. His service covered one of the more challenging and tumultuous periods in Wisconsin political history. He also served on the Milwaukee County Council on Nutrition for two terms. During the 1980s David served as an alderman in the city of Greenfield. His proudest achievement was to collaborate in helping to bring the 9-1-1 central emergency phone number to Milwaukee County.
Community involvement and participation has been a hallmark of David’s life. He served five years as president of the Friends of Wisconsin Libraries, and has been a forceful advocate for our public libraries. He has been a lifelong Lutheran/Christian and has served multiple terms on his parish council at Saint John Lutheran Church in Cudahy.
David has never forgotten his past. He and his siblings spent several years on public assistance during their formative years. Nevertheless, they were all able to succeed in making valuable contributions to society.
David is America’s very own top blood donor. Since age 21, he has donated 143 gallons of blood products (primarily platelets) to an assortment of nonprofit organizations, especially the American Red Cross and Blood Center of Wisconsin. He just recently “retired” from volunteering with the Blood Center as a cantina worker in their Greenfield Donor Center, where he contributed over 400 volunteer hours. He also volunteers at the Milwaukee VA Hospital and is a specially trained hospice volunteer.
Two years ago, David campaigned for the position of state treasurer. He received well over one million votes, but did not prevail in the final election.
David lives in Cudahy with his wife Helga. They are “empty nesters” but David has seven grandchildren via adoption and marriage to his wife Helga.
David is eagerly looking forward to making a positive and constructive contribution to the Eighth District, Milwaukee County and the GREAT people of the State of Wisconsin. This cycle of the Board, David serves on the following committees: Economic and Community Development, Transportation, Public Works, and Transit, and Intergovernmental Relations.