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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

Supervisors Unite Against Jackson Park Drive Design, Advocating for Real Community Input and Compromise


Milwaukee County Supervisors Peter Burgelis and Juan Miguel Martinez are taking a strong stance against the County Parks final design of the Kinnickinnic River Parkway - Jackson Park Drive to trail conversion project.

Supervisor Martinez Encourages Residents to Join Clean-up at Mitchell Park this Saturday


Supervisor Juan Miguel Martinez is inviting all residents and community members to participate in a park clean-up event at Mitchell Park on Saturday, September 30th at 12:00 PM.

Budget Amendment Elevates Community Voices, Fuels Ongoing Budget Collaboration Among Supervisors


Today, Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, in collaboration with several co-sponsors, authored a proposal unanimously adopted by the Committee on Finance to amend Milwaukee County’s 2024 recommended budget.

Supervisor Martinez Celebrates Passage of Resolution Advocating for Driver's License Access to Undocumented Immigrants


Today, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution, encouraging the State of Wisconsin to adopt legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver's license or State ID. Supervisor Juan Miguel Martinez released the following statement.

Supervisors Gómez-Tom and Martinez to Host Joint Budget Town Hall


Supervisors Caroline Gómez-Tom and Juan Miguel Martinez will host a bilingual town hall tomorrow for District 14 and District 12 residents to discuss the 2024 recommended budget for Milwaukee County.

Supervisors Applaud Adoption of Resolution Improving Milwaukee County Transit Safety and Security


Today, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution supporting the recommendations of the Milwaukee County Transit System’s (MCTS) Transit Safety and Security Task Force and encouraging the implementation of new security policies and practices.

Supervisors Seek Increased MCTS Safety and Security Funding


On Thursday, September 28, 2023, the Milwaukee County Board received County Executive Crowley’s 2024 recommended budget. County Supervisors Peter Burgelis, Ryan Clancy, and Juan Miguel Martinez made the following statements.

County Supervisors Seek to Bolster Transit Funding, Offset Negative Impact of Sales Tax Increase


County Supervisors Ryan Clancy and Juan Miguel Martinez today outlined a plan to help the most-affected county residents if a proposed 0.4% sales tax increase receives approval from the Milwaukee County Board.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Area Supervisors Want Less Road-To-Trail Conversion In Jackson Park


For more than a year, neighbors in Jackson Park have been criticizing a Milwaukee County Parks project that is still just a concept. The idea is to rebuild a section of Jackson Park Drive, which runs through the western section of the park, a narrow strip that meanders along the Kinnickinnic River.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Funds Crisis Housing in Uptown Neighborhood, Demurs On Southside Dog Park


A unique approach to affordable housing will receive $1 million in funding from Milwaukee County following the board’s approval.

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Oppose Controversial Road-to-Trail Project


Two supervisors vehemently oppose a polarizing road-to-trail conversion in the Milwaukee County Parks system. The project would rebuild a section of Jackson Park Drive running through the Kinnickinnic River Parkway as a multi-use trail, and narrow the roadway in other areas.

Urban Milwaukee: A Battle Over Sheriff’s Bodycam Policy


At its next meeting, the Milwaukee County Board will deliberate on a video and body camera policy for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), though it does not have the authority to implement the policy.

JS Online: Here's What We Know About Milwaukee County's Release of Bodycam Footage


Milwaukee County is playing a waiting game when it comes to reviewing policy changes that could potentially offer a recommended timeframe for when bodycam footage is released by local law enforcement to family members and the public.

Urban Milwaukee: New Runway Dog Park? Maybe Not


The question of whether or not the county should replace Runway Dog Park is likely one most of the Milwaukee County Board can agree on. But when to replace it, and with what money: that’s another story.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Votes to Wait for City Bodycam Lawsuit Ruling


The Milwaukee County Board will wait for a ruling on a lawsuit over a City of Milwaukee body camera policy before recommending a similar one to the Sheriff’s Office.

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Push Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Resolution


Supervisors on the Milwaukee County Board will consider a resolution this month calling for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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