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


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

Supervisor Martinez Commends Community Response to Job Posting, Aquatic Facilities Reopening in 12th District


Supervisor Juan Miguel Martinez assisted the Parks Department in successfully encouraging residents to apply for splash pad attendant positions, ultimately securing a boost in the number of personnel available for those roles. Supervisor Martinez made the following statement.

Supervisor Martinez Rallies Committee on Parks and Culture to Delay WE Energies Permanent Easement


On Thursday, January 12, the Committee on Parks and Culture unanimously laid over a resolution to grant a permanent easement to WE Energies for a gas line through parkland in the City of South Milwaukee.

Supervisors Martinez, Coggs-Jones, and Wasserman Condemn Local Antiques Store Selling Racist Items


Today County Board Supervisors Juan Miguel Martinez, Priscilla Coggs-Jones, and Sheldon Wasserman released statements condemning Antiques on Pierce for selling racist, anti- Semitic, and xenophobic items.

Supervisor Martinez Renews Call to Fund the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory


On Tuesday, December 6, the Committee on Parks and Culture unanimously recommended adoption of a resolution, which recognizes a new County policy to expand the scope of strategic planning associated with the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.

Supervisors Burgelis and Martinez to Host Public Meeting on Jackson Park Drive Project


On Saturday, February 25 Supervisors Peter Burgelis and Juan Miguel Martinez will host a public meeting at Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School (2765 S. 55th St.) from 10 a.m.-noon to discuss a Milwaukee County Parks Department proposal to update sections of Jackson Park Drive.

County Supervisors Commend Milwaukee County Transit System and Amalgamated Transit Union 998 on New Contract


On Tuesday, November 29, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998, the union that represents MCTS bus drivers and mechanics, reached an agreement on a 3-year contract.

Supervisor Martinez Decries House Resolution Condemning “Horrors of Socialism”


On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the Republican-led House of Representatives passed a resolution denouncing the “horrors of socialism” in a 328-86 vote. Supervisor Juan Miguel-Martinez made the following statement.

Supervisors Clancy, Martinez Decry Passage of Budget Which Fails to Adequately Invest in Human Needs


Today the Board of Supervisors adopted [15-3] the 2023 Milwaukee County Budget. Supervisors Ryan Clancy and Juan Miguel Martinez made the following statements.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: County’s Debt Relief Program No Laughing Matter


If if weren’t for comedian John Oliver, there probably wouldn’t be an innovative Milwaukee County program to erase $153 million in debt for county residents.

Urban Milwaukee: Company Hiking Prices for Corrections Food


The corporation that supplies the food for the Milwaukee County Jail, its Community Reintegration Center (CRC) and juvenile justice facility is trying to raise the prices by 8% in its contract with the county.

JS Online: Milwaukee County Recognizes La Revo Books for its Community Work


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on Thursday recognized a Latina-owned bookstore for the work it is doing in the community. South side sisters Valeria and Barbara Cerda created La Revo Books in 2021.

Urban Milwaukee: Committee Approves Medical Debt Relief


Sup. Shawn Rolland‘s plan to erase $153 million worth of medical debt in Milwaukee County cleared the board’s powerful Committee on Finance Thursday.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Harley Park Deal


The Milwaukee County Board approved a deal Thursday that will see the Harley-Davidson Foundation provide $350,000 for improvements and maintenance of Highland Park in exchange for renaming it Harley Park.

Urban Milwaukee: New Firms Will Study Rehab, Replacement or Demo of The Domes


A contractor has been selected for what policymakers are hoping is the final whack at creating a plan for the future of the Mitchell Park Domes.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Cost Increase For Jail Food Contract


The company that provides food in Milwaukee County correctional facilities secured an 8% price hike from the Milwaukee County Board Thursday.

WISN: Antiques Store Criticized For Selling Racist Items


An antiques store in Milwaukee is under fire for selling controversial items that display America's racist history.

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