Board of Supervisors
 

Juan Miguel Martinez

12th District Supervisor

Supervisor Juan Miguel Martinez

Dear Neighbor,

Thank you for electing me to be your County Supervisor for the 2022-24 term! I am very excited to get to work for you all as discussed when doing door to door campaigning. I hope you will all be comfortable with reaching out to me directly as I am very responsive to whatever your preferred method of communication may be.

As I expressed when I spoke to many of you during my campaign, I am here to listen to what your concerns are, as well as educating you all on the process so you can form your own in-depth analysis and we can get your issues written into resolutions that will benefit us all greatly!

Currently, I have been assigned to the Finance, Judiciary and Parks standing committees. Through these assignments we can definitely get a lot of issues in our neighborhoods resolved, as well as beautifying our green spaces and making our blocks safer for kids to play in and for us to lead our lives. Together we can make a change!

How to Contact Me 

Contact my office at (414) 278-4269

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About Supervisor Juan Miguel Martinez

Juan Miguel Martinez is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, and a product of Milwaukee Public Schools. He majored in Creative Writing at Milwaukee High School of the Arts and worked on the school newspaper. Growing up on the north and south side of Milwaukee as the son of Mexican immigrants gave him a lens into the everyday working class struggles that the people fought and it fueled him to serve his community.

He worked as an English teacher in Mexico City, and upon returning to the United States, worked alongside his father at Grede Foundries, and later, the D.R. Diedrich tannery. Working physically demanding jobs is something he is no stranger to, and later went on to work in customer service for Kohl’s and ASQ. After working these kinds of jobs as long as he did, he decided to start documenting the issues workers had and moved into freelance journalism, and found writing jobs with Urban Milwaukee, Milwaukee Record, Shepherd Express, El Conquistador and Artdose Magazine, for which he still currently writes.

He became a union organizer for Milwaukee Area Service and hospitality workers in 2020 and applied all of this knowledge in his run for County Board Supervisor in 2022. He feels that everyone in the district deserves a voice and to be organized, which is why he plans to treat the district as a union, relaying the needs of the community to the County Board. Juan Miguel vows to restore power to the working class through being a representative of collective action.

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Press Releases

Supervisors Applaud Decision to Advance Historic Designation for Mitchell Park Domes

Sep-23-2022

Yesterday the County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution directing the Parks Department to petition the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office to nominate and register the Mitchell Park Domes on the National and State Register of Historic Places.

Supervisors Martinez, Clancy Stand in Solidarity with Y.E.S. School Lunch Justice Campaign

Jul-11-2022

Youth Empowered in the Struggle (Y.E.S.), the youth arm of Voces de la Frontera, is seeking an overhaul of the lunches served at Milwaukee Public Schools through its School Lunch Justice Campaign.

Supervisors Martinez and Clancy Applaud Decision to Study Providing Inclusive Restrooms in Milwaukee County Facilities

Sep-23-2022

On Thursday, September 22, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution requesting the study of cost and implementation of providing inclusive restrooms with inclusive restroom signage in Milwaukee County facilities. Supervisors Martinez and Clancy made the following statements.

County Supervisors Support Milwaukee Brewers Pride Night

Jun-07-2022

Today Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and County Supervisors Peter Burgelis, Ryan Clancy, Felesia Martin, Juan Miguel Martinez, Shawn Rolland, Liz Sumner, Kathleen Vincent, and Sheldon Wasserman released the following statement.

Supervisors Martinez, Zerpa, and Martin Disagree with ARPA Task Force Decision to Reject Funding the Mitchell Park Domes

Sep-08-2022

On Thursday, September 8, the American Rescue Plan Act Task Force unanimously recommended rejection of a resolution, authored by Supervisor Juan Miguel Martinez which would have appropriated $19 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to finance the Mitchell Domes rehabilitation.

County Supervisors Congratulate José G. Pérez on Election as Common Council President

Apr-20-2022

Yesterday Alderman José G. Pérez was unanimously elected President of the Milwaukee Common Council, becoming the first Latino to hold this position. Milwaukee County Supervisors released the following statement congratulating President Pérez.

County Supervisors Disappointed in Defeat of Referendum on Abortion

Jul-28-2022

Today the County Board rejected a resolution that would have placed a referendum question on Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion law on the November 2022 ballot.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Could Domes Get National Historic Designation?

Aug-29-2022

Advocates for the preservation of the Mitchell Park Domes, along with several Milwaukee County Supervisors, are attempting to nudge the county toward concrete action to save the domes.

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Seek Marijuana Referendum

Jul-05-2022

A group of supervisors are seeking to put an advisory referendum on ballots in Milwaukee County for the Nov. 8 election asking residents if they support the legalization of marijuana.

Urban Milwaukee: Should County Parks Serve Wine, Spirits?

Aug-25-2022

A number of Milwaukee County Supervisors have sponsored legislation requesting the state allow the county to sell hard liquor and wine at its parks. The supervisors are calling on the state Legislature to simply pass statutory language found in a 2015 assembly bill that never made it out of committee.

Urban Milwaukee: Parks May Convert Roads to Bike, Pedestrian Trails

Jun-22-2022

The Milwaukee County Parks Department is seeking to use COVID-19 stimulus funding to convert two sections of road to bicycle and pedestrian trails, and block thru-access to vehicles.

FOX 6: Milwaukee Public Schools Lunches; Youth Group Seeks Overhaul

Jul-12-2022

A group of Milwaukee Public Schools students wants change. The students say their school lunches need an overhaul – and they have a list of demands.

WUWM 89.7: County Officials Express Frustration, Others Determination to Save the Domes at Parks Committee Meeting

Jun-15-2022

Like so many Milwaukee County structures, the plant-filled glass beehive-shaped Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, known simply to many as the Domes, have long needed maintenance. But there was heightened concern after a 2013 incident, when bits of concrete fell from high within the desert dome.

Wisconsin Examiner: Milwaukee County Supervisors Support YES Lunch Justice Campaign

Jul-12-2022

Milwaukee County Supervisors Juan Miguel Martinez and Ryan Clancy have announced they’re standing in solidarity with student activists from Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES).

Urban Milwaukee: Domes Project Returns to Reality

Jun-15-2022

From the beginning, the contradiction at the heart of the effort to save Mitchell Park Domes has been that Milwaukee County policy makers have resolutely supported a policy to restore and preserve the domes as they currently exist, but wouldn’t commit to funding such a project.

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