Peggy A. West was elected 12th District Supervisor in 2004 and, after being re-elected in 2008, 2012 and 2016, is serving her fourth term representing 53,000 residents on Milwaukee's south side. She currently serves as first Vice Chair of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor West also has the unique distinction of being the first Latino/Hispanic American to be elected to the Milwaukee County Board.
Supervisor West grew up in Milwaukee and graduated with a degree in Human Services from the Milwaukee Area Technical College. Prior to her election to the Board, Supervisor West worked for 10 years in the human service field.
Supervisor West is currently Chairwoman of the Health and Human Needs Committee and is a member of the Finance, Personnel & Audit and Intergovernmental Relations Committees.
Active in her community, Supervisor West was named the 2004 Hispanic Woman of the Year by UMOS, Inc. A committed believer in community service, Supervisor West volunteers for UMOS, Inc., Mexican Fiesta, Hope House, and Clarke Square National Night Out, along with a variety of neighborhood clean up initiatives.
Peggy serves on the Latina Resource Center Advisory Board, Sports Authority Planning Council, Milwaukee Center for Independence Board of Visitors, Kosciuszko Community Center Advisory Board, Milwaukee County Economic Strategic Planning Committee, Family Care Governing Board, the Mental Health Redesign Task Force Executive Board and UMOS, Inc. Board of Directors. She is Co-Chair of the Side Side National Night Out Planning Committee as well as a founding member of the Cesar E. Chavez Drive Advancement Committee.