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Steve F. Taylor

17th District Supervisor

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The Milwaukee County Courthouse will remain open during the Republican National Convention (RNC). All court operations (Civil and Family Filings, Restraining Orders, Probate, In Custody Intake Court, Preliminary Hearings) will be operating at Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center (10201 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI.) For more information about how other Milwaukee County services and operations will be impacted during the RNC, visit Milwaukee County's RNC updates webpage.  


Supervisor Steve F. Taylor

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Contact my office at (414) 278-4263


About Supervisor Steve F. Taylor

Steve F. Taylor was elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in April 2012 and re-elected in April 2016. After a four-year absence he was elected in April 2022. He represents the 17th District, which includes Franklin from 27th street to 51st street and all of Oak Creek. Shortly after he was elected to the Board, Supervisor Taylor was selected by his peers to serve as 2nd Vice-Chairman of the County Board for his initial 6 years.

Supervisor Taylor serves as Chairman of the Committee on Community, Environment and Economic Development, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, and serves on the Committee on Finance, and the Committee on Parks and Culture. In addition, Supervisor Taylor served an appointment to the Milwaukee County Commission on Aging, Milwaukee Art Museum Board of Trustees, Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center Board of Directors, and the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council.

A Franklin resident since 2006, Supervisor Taylor has served as an Alderman, as well as the Franklin Common Council President, from April 2008 until April 2014. He served on the Finance, Forward Franklin Development, Licensing, and Civil Celebrations Committees as well as the Community Development Authority. After winning a recall election in September 2015, Supervisor Taylor rejoined the Franklin Common Council until he left office in April 2020 after not seeking re-election.

A native of Muskego, WI, Taylor obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and public administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He was elected to the La Crosse Common Council in 1997 at the age of 21 and served until 2001. From 2002-2006, Taylor lived in East Lansing, Michigan, where he was appointed to and served on the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Supervisor Taylor is the Executive Director of ROC Foundation which focuses on creating opportunities and experiences for underprivileged youth. ROC stands for Return on Community.

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All Press Release, Newsletter, and In The News content dated prior to April 18, 2022, reflects Supervisor Taylor representing County Supervisory District 9 prior to decennial Milwaukee County redistricting.

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Press Releases

Milwaukee County Board Supervisors Collaborate on Budget, Vote to Enhance County Services, Invest in Safety and Security


Today, Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, in collaboration with co-sponsors, authored a proposal adopted by the Finance Committee to enhance County services and invest in public safety.

County Board Adopts Resolution Opposing Use of County Tax Levy for American Family Field Renovations


Today, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution unanimously opposing the use of Milwaukee County tax levy to fund long-term renovations at American Family Field. The author of the resolution, Supervisor Steve F. Taylor made the following statement.

Supervisor Taylor Reiterates Opposition of County Tax Dollars for American Family Field Renovations


This morning, Republicans in the State Legislature unveiled a plan to raise $600 million to fund repairs and upgrades to American Family Field using state and local taxes. Supervisor Taylor has long opposed the use of County tax levy to fund long-term renovations at American Family Field.

Supervisor Taylor Authors Resolution Opposing Use of County Tax Levy for American Family Field Renovations


County Supervisor Steve F. Taylor has proposed a resolution opposing the use of Milwaukee County tax levy to fund long-term renovations at American Family Field. Supervisor Taylor made the following statement.

Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Stands Firm Against County Funds for American Family Field


County Supervisor Steve F. Taylor today reiterated his opposition to burdening Milwaukee County taxpayers with the cost of improvements to American Family Field.

Supervisor Taylor Fights Back Against Comrades Socialist Agenda


This week the Milwaukee County Board’s Finance Committee deliberated over 60 amendments to the County Executive’s 2023 Recommended Budget.

County Board's Questionable Decision On Old Loomis Road Raises Concerns About Fiscal Responsibility


Today, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors approved Resolution 23-578, diverting $225,000 from the County’s contingency fund to provide temporary pavement repairs for Old Loomis Road. Supervisor Steve F. Taylor was the lone dissenting voice on the issue.

Finance Committee Unanimously Recommends Supervisors Rolland, Taylor, Martinez Amendment Increasing Infrastructure and Parks Funding


Today the County Board’s Finance Committee unanimously recommended for adoption a budget amendment by Supervisors Shawn Rolland, Steve F. Taylor, and Juan Miguel Martinez to provide funding for several improvements to both parks and infrastructure in Milwaukee County.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Municipal Cooperation Needed on Illegal Dumping in Parks


Milwaukee County Sup. Shawn Rolland recently proposed raising the fine for illegal dumping in county parks to $5,000. Now some of his colleagues think it should be higher, but they’ll likely need cooperation from the county’s 19 municipalities, including the City of Milwaukee and 18 suburbs.

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisor Questions Jail Audit Contract


The Milwaukee County Board will vote on a proposed auditor for the Milwaukee County Jail next week. After a competitive bidding process that began earlier this year, county officials selected Creative Corrections, LLC. for the audit.

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Embrace Part-Time Roles, Schedule


It’s been more than a decade since 2013 Wisconsin Act 14 curtailed the Milwaukee County Board’s powers and reduced supervisors to a part-time salary, and now, after much turnover on the board, supervisors have waved the white flag, finally surrendering to a part-time role in county government.

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Grudgingly Approve Raises for Sheriff’s Deputies


The Milwaukee County Board approved a new series of raises for Milwaukee County Sheriff‘s deputies Thursday, but a number of supervisors took the floor to express grudging support for the raises and to call on the sheriff’s office to rein in its overtime spending.

Urban Milwaukee: After Series of Deaths, County Jail Audit Approved


The Milwaukee County Board approved a contract Thursday for an independent audit of the Milwaukee County Jail.

WPR: Milwaukee County Considers Cutting Costs By Cutting Ties With 2 Art Museums


The future of two historic Milwaukee museums is up in the air as the county is facing a looming budget deficit.

Urban Milwaukee: Crowley Approves Funding for Franklin Affordable Housing


The county has officially put its support behind a new affordable housing development in Franklin. Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley signed legislation Monday awarding $2.5 million to a 50-unit affordable housing project for adults — 18 years and older — with disabilities.

Milwaukee Community Journal: County Executive Crowley Announces Proposal to Finance First-Ever Affordable Housing Development in Franklin for Persons With Disabilities


Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services have announced a proposal to provide $2.5 million in federal ARPA funding for the first-ever affordable housing development in the City of Franklin.

A grand opening of a new playground in Lincoln Park with Supervisor Lipscomb and Parks Department officials.Alderman Mark Dandrea, Supervisor Taylor, Kwik Trip Owners Don and LaVonne Zietlow, Alderman Ken Skowronski, and Mayor Tom Taylor at the grand opening ceremony in Franklin.County Executive Abele joined Supervisor Taylor to present Fred Knueppel with the honorary citation for being enshrined on Milwaukee County Senior Hall of Fame.Franklin elected officials with the Milwaukee County Chairwoman Dimitrijevic at the first "Chat with the Chair" event at Franklin City Hall on June 6th, 2012.Governor Scott Walker and Supervisor Taylor at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair.Governor Scott Walker and Supervisor Taylor at the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair.Hales Corners Lions: Jim Gilboy and Jerry Mudlaff survey pumpkin creations made by kids age 8-10 with Supervisor Taylor.Mayor Scaffidi, Governor Scott Walker, Rep. Rodiriguez, Supervisor TaylorMilwaukee County Executive Abele, Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and County Supervisors Bowen, Broderick, Haas, Taylor, Jursik, Lipscomb, Borkowski, and Stamper at the 2012 Milwaukee County Annual Golf Outing, organized by Supervisor Taylor.Project Focal Point Executive Director Jasmine Carter and Supervisor Taylor speaking with with one of the seniors during his tour of the center. Representing the Milwaukee County Board at the beer garden grand opening at Estabrook Park, Supervisor Taylor gave a short address to the public.Ribbon cutting ceremony for a new playground at Washington Park, with fellow Supervisors Bowen and Stamper.Sheila Gansemer and Coreen Dicus Johnson received a County Board Citation from Sup. Taylor on behalf of Wheaton Franciscan – Franklin. Wheaton Franciscan facility in Franklin was named 2013 Business of the Year by the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce.State Representative Jeff Stone, South Suburban Chamber of Commerce President Barbara Wesener, and Supervisor Taylor during a tour of the Superior Die Set plant. State Senator Larson, Supervisor Taylor and Mayor Scaffidi during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Drexel Town Square.Sup. Taylor hosted Lieutenant Brian Murphy of the Oak Creek Police Department at the February 7th meeting of the County Board, where he received a County Board Citation commending his courageous efforts during the August 5, 2012 Sikh Temple tragedy.Sup. Taylor participated in the ground breaking ceremony marking the construction commencement of the new Drexel Interchange. Governor Walker helped break ground and shared his enthusiasm for this exciting development.Sup. Taylor presenting a Certificate of Recognition to Former Mayor Tom Taylor at the County Board offices, in honor of his outstanding service to the City of Franklin, as alderman Apr. 1999 until Sept. 2002 and as Mayor Apr. 2005 until Apr. 2014.Sup. Taylor presents Black Bear Bottling with an honorary citation at the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce awards dinner. Left to right: OC Ald. Chris Guzikowski, Sup. Taylor, OC Mayor Stephen Scaffidi, Pete Caruso, Jr., Vince Caruso and Jim Akers.Supervisor and Mrs. Taylor at the 4th of July Parade in Franklin.Supervisor Borkowski, Supervisor Taylor and Marcie Taylor visiting one of the Rock Sports Complex’s Baseball Fields.Supervisor Borkowski, Supervisor Taylor, County Executive Abele, The Rock Sports Complex President and CEO Mark Zimmerman and special guests cutting the ribbon during the grand opening. Supervisor Steve F. Taylor being sworn-in on April 18 for a second term as 9th District Milwaukee County Supervisor.Supervisor Taylor addressing attendees at the Franklin Meal Site 10 Year Anniversary celebration.  Supervisor Taylor addressing event attendees at the Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2013. Supervisor Taylor addressing seniors at the United Community Center. Supervisor Taylor alongside his fellow members of the Milwaukee County Commission on Aging.Supervisor Taylor and Governor Scott Walker at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair.Supervisor Taylor and Governor Scott Walker at the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair.Supervisor Taylor and Mayor Scaffidi with US Representative Paul Ryan at the 2013 the Oak Creek Citizen of the Year Award Ceremony.Supervisor Taylor at Franklin's own Galland Henning Nopak presenting the company with its 130th anniversary citation.Supervisor Taylor at his stepson JJ's 8th grade graduation on June 2nd, 2017.Supervisor Taylor at the 2012 4th of July Celebration in Franklin, joined by Congressman Paul Ryan, Police Chief Rick Oliva, and Former Governor Tommy Thompson.Supervisor Taylor at the 2015 Boerner Botanical Gardens Arbor Day Celebration.Supervisor Taylor at the 2015 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony with Governor Walker.Supervisor Taylor at the 2017 Arbor Day Celebration hosted by Boerner Botanical Gardens on April 28, 2017. Supervisor Taylor at the County Board's Committee of the Whole meeting on May 25th, 2017.Supervisor Taylor at the February 12, 2018 ribbon-cutting of Oak Creek's Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy facility.Supervisor Taylor at the Hales Corners beer garden keg-tapping with Sprecher President Jeff Hamilton on July 27, 2016.Supervisor Taylor at the July 2012 meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.Supervisor Taylor at the keg tapping for the newly renovated South Shore Terrace Beer Garden on April 13, 2017.Supervisor Taylor at the Milwaukee War Memorial Rededication Ceremony, along with Supervisors Alexander, Weishan, Borkowski and Chairwoman Dimitrijevic.Supervisor Taylor at the Stone Ridge Inn ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony.Supervisor Taylor attended the First Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Hales Corners Lions Club and Hales Corners Fire Department.Supervisor Taylor attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Yo-Fresh in Franklin.Supervisor Taylor attends the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Milwaukee County Zoo's brand new exhibit "Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out" on May 4, 2017.Supervisor Taylor awarding the "Steve F. Taylor Future Leaders of Franklin Scholarship" to the 2012 recipient Charlotte Kanyuh, a Junior at the Franklin High School.  Also pictured is the Principal of Franklin High School Mike Cady.Supervisor Taylor discusses UW-Extensions amendment and the future of Wehr Nature Center at their volunteer appreciation dinner.Supervisor Taylor enjoying the “2011 National Night Out” with friends and Franklin residents.Supervisor Taylor handing out candy at Franklin’s 60 Year Anniversary & 4th of July parade.Supervisor Taylor invited Harvinder S. Ahuja, a member of the Sikh community in Oak Creek, to give the invocation at the September 6, 2012 County Board meeting.Supervisor Taylor joined Governor Walker at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 State Fair.Supervisor Taylor joined Governor Walker, County Executive Abele, and other dignitaries in turning ground with ceremonial shovels at the groundbreaking ceremony.Supervisor Taylor joined Supervisor Bowen, Harris, Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and the MIlwaukee County Transit System Director Lloyd Grant at the 2012 Juneteenth Day Parade.Supervisor Taylor joined the Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele at the press conference announcing the newly proposed high rise intended to replace the underutilized Milwaukee County Transit Center.Supervisor Taylor marries his late wife, Marcie Taylor, at Mackinac Island, Michigan on June 1, 2013.Supervisor Taylor participated in the tour of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing facility at General Mitchell International Airport on Aug 22, 2012.  Supervisor Taylor pictured sharing a beer with Parks Director John Dargle at the Root River beer garden on May 18th, 2016.Supervisor Taylor pictured testifying with Chief Judge Maxine White and Family Court Commissioner Ana Berrios-Schroeder at the Judiciary, Safety, and General Services Committee. Supervisor Taylor's resolution was approved by a 4-0 vote.Supervisor Taylor pictured while Milwaukee County resident and domestic violence survivor Shelley Janowski speaks at last month’s press conference in support of domestic violence awareness.Supervisor Taylor pictured with the Oak Creek Middle School 8th grade class while on a visit during October 2017.Supervisor Taylor pictured with the Southwood Glen Elementary School 2nd grade class during a visit in September 2016.Supervisor Taylor presented a Certificate of Recognition on behalf of the Milwaukee County Board to Gaylord Hanh in honor of his 40 years of faithful and distinguished service with the City of Franklin Police Department.Supervisor Taylor presented a citation to Barbara Roark in honor of her exceptional service as the Director of Franklin Public Library for over 15 years.Supervisor Taylor presented Jeffrey Roettgen with a honorary citation from the Milwaukee County Board at his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony, which was held at the Franklin Public LibrarySupervisor Taylor presenting a 50th anniversary citation to Franklin High School’s Athletic Director Sara Unertl.Supervisor Taylor presenting a citation celebrating Holz Motors 100th anniversary to owner Jerry Holz on behalf of the Milwaukee County Board.Supervisor Taylor presenting a Milwaukee County Board citation to US Olympic Speed skater and Hales Corners native Alyson Dudek.Supervisor Taylor presenting Alexander Gebhard with an honorary citation in recognition of him earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Supervisor Taylor presenting an honorary County Board Citation to Staybridge Suites General Manager Mark Hansen. Staybridge Suites received the 2013 Pride in Premises award from the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce.Supervisor Taylor presenting Bobby Chase of Hales Corners with a citation in honor and recognition of his work in building a sign for the Hales Corners Fire Department.Supervisor Taylor presenting Certificate of Recognition to NUCOR employees after being awarded the 2012 South Suburban Business of Year.Supervisor Taylor presenting Certificate of Recognition to NUCOR employees after being awarded the 2012 South Suburban Business of Year.Supervisor Taylor presenting Mayor Scaffidi with his congratulatory citation.Supervisor Taylor presenting the citation to Coach Brown, Sabers Athletic Director Sara Unertl and the Senior Captains of the Football Team in honor of going to the State Finals.Supervisor Taylor presenting youth members of the Croatian Eagles with the club’s congratulatory citation on April 24, 2017.Supervisor Taylor presents a citation celebrating Boerner Botanical Gardens 75th anniversary. Supervisor Taylor presents City of Oak Creek officials with an honorary citation at the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner.Supervisor Taylor presents Jack Bennett with a citation honoring his 45 years as Franklin’s City Engineer.Supervisor Taylor presents Krones, Inc. with an honorary citation at the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner which took place on February 2nd, 2017. From left to right: John Barker, Tom Schulz, Holger Beckman, Supervisor Taylor, and ChSupervisor Taylor speaking at a press conference calling attention to the issue of domestic violence in Milwaukee County.Supervisor Taylor speaking at his Oak Creek town hall meeting during the 2016 budget season.Supervisor Taylor speaking at his Oak Creek town hall meeting on October 18th, 2017.Supervisor Taylor speaking at the February 1st, 2018 meeting of the County Board of Supervisors.Supervisor Taylor speaking at the February 22, 2018 special meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.Supervisor Taylor speaking at the February 27th, 2018 Ballpark Commons press conference at Franklin City Hall.Supervisor Taylor speaking at the February 2nd meeting of the County Board of Supervisors.Supervisor Taylor speaking at the March 22nd, 2018 meeting of the County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Taylor speaking at the March 23rd meeting of the County Board of Supervisors.Supervisor Taylor speaking at the Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Award Ceremony held on May 27th.Supervisor Taylor speaking at the Sprecher brewery where the County announced the 2017 Travelling Beer Garden schedule.Supervisor Taylor taking his Oath of Office, administered by County Clerk Joe Czarnezki, on April 16, 2012 in the Milwaukee County Board Chambers.Supervisor Taylor talks with neighborhood children while watching them carve pumpkins at the 2014 Hales Corners Lions Club Pumpkin Fest. Supervisor Taylor tapping the keg for the Travelling Beer Garden at Bender Park on August 23, 2017. Supervisor Taylor toured the Milwaukee County Transit System facilities with newly elected Supervisors Alexander, Bowen and Stamper.Supervisor Taylor touring the Hunger Task Force Farm at the Milwaukee County House of Correction in Franklin.Supervisor Taylor visits the Girl Scouts from Oak Creek's Meadowview Elementary School during their tour of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.Supervisor Taylor visits the staff and students of Park's Edge Preschool in Hales Corners.Supervisor Taylor with an honorary citation for the Polish Center, presented to Polish Heritage Alliance President and Wisconsin State Representative Skowronski.Supervisor Taylor with County Executive Abele speaking with students about the Boerner Botanical Center. Supervisor Taylor with Franklin Fire Chief Jim Martins at an event honoring his career.Supervisor Taylor with friend Shelley Janowski prior to the 4th of July parade.Supervisor Taylor with Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Kashoua "Kristy" Yang at her investiture on March 30, 2018.Supervisor Taylor with State Senator Lazich, State Representative Honadel and Franklin elected officials at the GFS store ribbon cutting in Franklin.Supervisor Taylor with the Members of the Hales Corners Lions Club at the National Night Out Celebration in Hales Corners.Supervisor Taylor with the winners of the “Steve F. Taylor Future Leaders of Franklin” scholarship Maggie Roemer, Sydney Kirkegaard, Principal Michael Nowak, and Tom Gadowski.Supervisor Taylor, along with County Executive Abele and Parks Director John Dargle, participate in the ribbon cutting of the ADA accessible Rotary Club at the Boerner Botanical Gardens.Supervisor Taylor, along with his wife, Marcie, and stepson, JJ.Supervisor Taylor, along with Parks Director John Dargle and County Executive Chris Abele, cut the symbolic bike chain at the Oak Creek Oak Leaf Trail extension "chain cutting."Supervisor Taylor, along with Parks Director John Dargle and Hans Weissgerber, speaks prior to tapping the ceremonial keg at 2016 Maifest at Estabrook Park.Supervisor Taylor, along with Parks Director John Dargle, the Friends of Hales Corners Park, and 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics bronze medalist speed skater Alyson Dudek, break ground on the Alyson Dudek International Ice Center at Hales Corners Park.Supervisor Taylor, along with Supervisor Mayo, Chairman Lipscomb and Sheriff Clarke, at the 2016 Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department Deputy Graduation.Supervisor Taylor, along with Thomas Harris of County Executive’s Office, presenting a citation to Superior Die Set on behalf of the Milwaukee County Board in honor of their 90th anniversary.Supervisor Taylor, Shelley Janowski and Speaker Paul Ryan at an event in September.Supervisor Taylor, with Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi, announcing IKEA's plans to open a location in Oak Creek.Supervisors Taylor and Borkowski at the Froemming Park Traveling Beer Garden Keg Tapping.The members of the County Board, including Supervisor Taylor, at the official unveiling of the new stage and bandstand in Lake Park.The Milwaukee County Parks Department recently opened a beer garden at Estabrook Park and Supervisor Taylor joined Parks Director Sue Black and others at the grand opening.The Wisconsin Chapter of the Distinguished Young Women reached out to Supervisor Taylor earlier this year and asked him to serve as a judge on their 57th Annual Scholarship Program panel.Wehr Nature Center 40th Anniversary.Whitnall Park Rotary Walk at Boerner Botanical Gardens official groundbreaking ceremony.
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