Board of Supervisors

Ryan Clancy

4th District Supervisor


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Dear Neighbor,

I’m honored to represent you. I’m excited to work for you, and with you, to make this a Milwaukee for all of us. If you have anything that I can help you with, feel free to email or call me. If I can’t help you myself, I’ll try to put you in contact with someone who can. If you have ideas or suggestions on how to make this a better place for us all, I’d like to hear those, too.

Best Regards,
Supervisor Ryan Clancy

How to Contact the 4th District

Call my office at (414) 278-4232

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About Supervisor Clancy

Supervisor Ryan Clancy was elected in 2020 after knocking on more than 10,000 doors (and, during the pandemic, then making hundreds of phone connections) with residents from across the 4th District.

Ryan has a bachelor's degree in English and secondary education from Beloit College, and a master's degree in negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with coursework on the ground in Israel and Palestine.

A lifelong activist, his advocacy has taken him to the Philippines, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer, to Indonesia, where he trained to do unarmed protective accompaniment for human rights volunteers, and to Iraq, where he worked with students and protested the occupation in 2003. Closer to home, in Virginia he worked with youth from areas of conflict around the world, protested at Standing Rock, and has been arrested or risked arrest protesting for immigrant rights in Milwaukee and Racine.

A frequent volunteer with disaster relief organizations, Ryan has volunteered in shelters in areas of natural disasters, as well as warming rooms in Milwaukee County.

Ryan taught for Milwaukee Public Schools for years, first as a substitute teacher, where he became familiar with schools and families across the city, and then in a project-based MPS school, and has continued to advocate for public schools, and all students.

Since 2014, Ryan and his wife Becky have run a bar/restaurant/community center/entertainment complex in the Polonia neighborhood. Based on that experience, he founded the Progressive Restaurant and Activists of Wisconsin Network, which advocates for higher wages, paid time-off and better working conditions for employees in the service industry.

Ryan and Becky live in the Bay View neighborhood with their five children: Desmond, James, Alex, Sebastian and Fiona, their friend Carlos, and a hedgehog.

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Press Releases

Supervisor Clancy Calls for Budget to Reflect Community Priorities


Supervisor Ryan Clancy issued the following statement regarding County Executive David Crowley’s proposed 2021 Milwaukee County budget.

Supervisor Ryan Clancy’s Facemask Ordinance Adopted


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted (16-1) a resolution from Supervisor Ryan Clancy today that requires face coverings to be worn on all Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) buses. The policy is effective August 1.

County Supervisor Ryan Clancy Supports 25% Cut to Sheriff’s Budget


Earlier today, a broad coalition of community groups issued a public letter to Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas in which they ask for a 25% reduction in that department’s budget, and a re-allocation of funds to much needed social services. Supervisor Ryan Clancy issued the following statement regarding the demands outlined in the letter.

County Supervisor Ryan Clancy and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Welcome the Justice for George Floyd Peaceful Protest to Bay View


Supervisor Ryan Clancy and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic issued the following joint statement regarding his arrest Sunday night: “We are proud to welcome our neighbors, families, and all seekers of justice to Bay View today for a peaceful protest in support of justice for George Floyd."

Federal Agents Aren’t Welcome Here


County Supervisors Jason Haas, Sequanna Taylor, Steve Shea, Ryan Clancy, Joseph Czarnezki, and Shawn Rolland issued the following statement today on President Donald J. Trump’s deployment of federal agents to the city of Milwaukee under Operation Legend

Supervisor Clancy Statement on His Arrest


Supervisor Ryan Clancy issued the following statement regarding his arrest Sunday night: “Last night, I supported the peaceful protests happening around Milwaukee, using my position as an elected representative to observe and defuse potentially negative interactions between law enforcement and Milwaukee residents."

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