Board of Supervisors

Anthony Staskunas

16th District Supervisor

Represented County Supervisory District 17 prior to decennial redistricting

Supervisor Anthony Staskunas

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Call my office (414) 278-4247


About Supervisor Staskunas

Tony Staskunas was first elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on April 2, 2013. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Personnel Committee and the Health Equity, Human Needs, and Strategic Planning Committee.

Tony is a graduate of West Allis Nathan Hale High School; cum laude UW-Milwaukee (Phi Beta Kappa) 1983; and J.D. UW-Madison 1986. Prior to his election to the board, he was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1996, serving most notably as the Speaker Pro Tempore in 2009 - 2011 and the Minority Caucus Chair from 2007 - 2009. He also served as West Allis Alderman from 1988 - 1997.

Throughout his time in public service, Tony has received many awards and honors including:

  • West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce Community Partnership Award
  • Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Conservation Champion
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Public Policy Recognition Award
  • Wisconsin PTA Friend of Education Award
  • Independent Business Assn. of Wisconsin Freshman of the Session Award
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Working For Wisconsin Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project Outstanding Pro Bono Participation Award

Tony has also been an active member in the Milwaukee County community by serving on the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board from 2000 - 2012. Prior to that, from 1999 - 2006, he was a board member for the West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of the West Allis/West Milwaukee Community Alliance Against Drugs. Along with being a public servant, Tony is a practicing attorney with his office in West Allis.

Tony resides with his wife and three children in West Allis.

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All Press Release, Newsletter, and In The News content dated prior to April 18, 2022, reflects Supervisor Staskunas representing County Supervisory District 17 prior to decennial Milwaukee County redistricting.

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Press Releases

County Supervisors Commend Bruce Colburn on Long Career Fighting for Workers’ Rights


Longtime labor leader Bruce Colburn is retiring after more than 50 years fighting for workers’ rights at the local, state, and national level. Members of the County Board released the following statement.

County Board Introduces Resolution to Prohibit Use of Chokeholds


13 Milwaukee County Supervisors have introduced a resolution calling upon the county’s Civil Service Commission to prohibit the use of chokeholds and asphyxia by all Milwaukee County employees, including Sheriff’s Deputies and Correction Officers.

Board of Supervisors Rejects First Draft of New Supervisory District Maps


The Board of Supervisors voted to reject (15-0) the first draft of a supervisory district map at a special Board meeting today. The Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) recommended (5-1) the draft map but it was rejected unanimously by the Judiciary Committee.

Sheriff Clarke Rejects Invitation to Meet with Judiciary Committee


Sheriff David Clarke, Jr., did not appear at a special meeting of the County's Judiciary, Safety, and General Services Committee Thursday morning that was called specifically for him.

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate the Bucks on Historic NBA Championship


On Tuesday night the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the team’s first NBA Championship since 1971.

Supervisor Anthony Staskunas Welcomes Demolition of Estabrook Dam


Supervisor Anthony Staskunas announced his strong support for removing the Estabrook Park dam and released the following statement.

Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans


On Tuesday a gunman killed eight people across three Atlanta-area spas—six of whom were women of Asian descent—in the latest example of a rising number of violent Anti-Asian American crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

County Supervisor Anthony Staskunas Opposes $60 Wheel Tax


County Supervisor Anthony Staskunas announced his opposition to County Executive Chris Abele's proposed $60 wheel tax, and released the following statement.

Supervisors’ Statement on the Passing of Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron


On Friday, January 22, 2021 Henry “Hank” Aaron, Baseball Hall of Famer of the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers, passed away. County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and thirteen County Supervisors released the following statement in response.

Supervisor Staskunas Announces Support for O'Donnell Park Deal


Milwaukee County Supervisor Anthony Staskunas today announced he will support the sale of O’Donnell Park to Northwestern Mutual, saying he is confident that the company will keep its promises to maintain open space and public parking at the facility.

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In The News

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.

Wisconsin Examiner: Milwaukee County Board Split on Ballot Referenda For November


November referendum proposals have caused a stir on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. Two referenda, one dealing with banning assault-style weapons and another regarding cannabis legalization, passed, while another referendum that would have asked voters about abortion bans was rejected.

Urban Milwaukee: Is Hales Corners Ice Rink Project Dead?


In 2015, Milwaukee County gave the Friends of Hales Corners Park and Pool $75,000 for an ice rink project. Now, with no ice rink in sight, county officials are saying they want the money back.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Two Fall Referendums


After a month of lengthy debates, the Milwaukee County Board approved two advisory ballot measures for the November election. The non-binding referendums will ask voters their opinion on statewide legalization of marijuana and the banning of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Adopts 2023 County Budget


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted a 2023 budget Thursday after spending nearly 12 hours reviewing amendments.

JS Online: Cool Waters, and 24 Other Milwaukee County Pools, Won't Be Opening in 2022


Milwaukee County will again be opening pools, splash pads and aquatic centers for the warm-weather season. But Cool Waters in West Allis won't be one of them.

Urban Milwaukee: County To Seek Historic Designation for Domes


Milwaukee County will pursue a listing on the National Register of Historic Places for the Mitchell Park Domes.

Urban Milwaukee: Nicholson Shuffles Board’s Leadership


Marcelia Nicholson was recently re-elected Chair of the Milwaukee County Board on an unanimous vote, and has announced a slate of committee chairs for the board’s new session that scrambles the old leadership.

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