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 Finance & Audit Committee and is a member of the Judiciary, Safety & General Services Committee.
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 Journey House, along with a variety of neighborhood clean up initiatives. In addition, Supervisor West is the Meal Program Manager for St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee where she is able to use both her love of human services with her homeless advocacy.
Peggy serves on the Latina Resource Center Advisory Board, Kosciuszko Community Center Advisory Board, Milwaukee County Capital Improvements Committee, Family Care CMO Governing Board, Continuum of Care Executive Committee, Human Trafficking Task Force of Great Milwaukee, Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness and UMOS, Inc. Board of Directors. She is Co-Chair of the South Side National Night Out Planning Committee as well as a founding member of the Cesar E. Chavez Drive Advancement Committee.