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Anthony Staskunas

16th District Supervisor

Represented County Supervisory District 17 prior to decennial redistricting

Supervisor Anthony Staskunas

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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

Supervisor Anthony “Tony” Staskunas Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-Election for the 16th District


Supervisor Anthony "Tony" Staskunas of the 16th District has announced today that he will not seek re-election following the end of his current term. Supervisor Staskunas made 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.

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.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Board Adopts 2024 Budget, Setting Up Battle With Crowley


The Milwaukee County Board voted Thursday to approve a $1.4 billion budget for county government in 2024, but the budget process isn’t over.

JS Online: Supervisors Call for Legal Action to Address Rock Sports Complex Noise Complaints


Activities at the Rock Sports Complex in Franklin have been a decade-long nuisance for residents in the area. Now, a handful of Milwaukee County Board Supervisors are calling for legal action and for intervention by Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley.

JS Online: Living Under The Rock: Franklin Attempts to Address Noise Concerns With New Agreement


Franklin residents made some noise of their own at the city council meeting Oct. 3, expressing their concerns with the ongoing noise issues at The Rock Sports Complex, 7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive.

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Ready To Sue Over Noise From The Rock Sportsplex


A handful of Milwaukee County Supervisors are fed up with the owners of The Rock Sportsplex in Franklin and are prepared to sue over prolonged noise issue.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Transgender Sanctuary Designation


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to designate Milwaukee County a transgender and non-binary sanctuary. The resolution was sponsored by Sup. Ryan Clancy, who said transgender people have high rates of suicide attempts and ideation.

Urban Milwaukee: Committee Advances Medical Travel Fund, Which Could Include Abortions


A new travel expense fund for county employees seeking medical care out of state recently received a recommendation for approval from a county committee.

JS Online: Supervisors Vote to Establish Milwaukee County as a Sanctuary for Transgender and Nonbinary People


Milwaukee County is set to become a sanctuary for transgender and nonbinary people, following approval from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on Thursday.

Urban Milwaukee: Sup. Tony Staskunas Won’t Seek Re-Election


Milwaukee County Supervisor Tony Staskunas announced Thursday he would not seek re-election to the county board.

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