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Anthony Staskunas

16th District Supervisor

Represented County Supervisory District 17 prior to decennial redistricting

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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 Chair of the Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee. He is also a member of the Intergovernmental Relations 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

Board of Supervisors Rejects First Draft of New Supervisory District Maps

Oct-01-2021

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

Dec-15-2016

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

Jul-22-2021

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

Nov-11-2016

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

Mar-18-2021

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

Oct-31-2016

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

Jan-25-2021

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

Sep-11-2014

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.

County Board Introduces Resolution to Prohibit Use of Chokeholds

Sep-15-2020

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.

Staskunas Urges Southridge Management to Restore Bus Stop at Mall Entrance

Apr-17-2014

Milwaukee County Supervisor Anthony Staskunas has sent a letter to Simon Properties, owners of Southridge Mall, and local mall management asking them to reconsider their decision to remove a bus stop from mall property.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Nicholson Shuffles Board’s Leadership

May-03-2022

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.

JS Online: Milwaukee County Board Adopts $1.28B Budget Following Lengthy Discussion On Sheriff's Department

Nov-08-2021

Milwaukee County supervisors on Monday labeled one of their colleagues' ongoing efforts to pull funds from the Sheriff's Department a "vendetta," "an assault" and a "false choice" — characterizations Supervisor Ryan Clancy disputed.

Urban Milwaukee: Committee Opposes Minimum Bail Bills

Mar-20-2022

A Milwaukee County Board committee has recommended, 3-1, rejecting a proposal to support minimum bail for some people charged with crimes.

Urban Milwaukee: Board’s Bike Trails Resolution Fails

Apr-22-2021

A controversial change to the way Milwaukee County Parks manages bike trails was narrowly voted down Thursday by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. The proposed legislation would have given the board the final approval of any major alterations made to bike trails in Milwaukee County.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Okays New Jail Phone Call Policy

Feb-07-2022

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted a watered down version of the free phone calling policy proposed by Supervisor Ryan Clancy.

JS Online: Bike Trails Ordinance Fails To Pass Milwaukee County Board

Apr-22-2021

Milwaukee County Parks will not have to get approval from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to make changes to bike trails in the county after an ordinance failed to pass the board Thursday on an 8-10 vote.

JS Online: Ex-Commander Awarded Pension Despite Felony Conviction For Role In Dehydration Death At Milwaukee County Jail

Dec-16-2021

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff's Maj. Nancy Evans was not an ideal county worker. A favorite of former Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., Evans was once demoted for awarding a county contract to her boyfriend.

Shepherd Express: County Board Debates Expansion of Trails in Mangan Woods

Apr-12-2021

A Milwaukee County Parks woodland with rare old-growth trees is the focus of heated debate over new trail development meant to serve both mountain bikers and hikers. The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors' role in oversight of parks is also at issue.

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