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Anthony Staskunas

17th District Supervisor

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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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I Serve on These Committees

  • Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee (vice chair)
  • Economic and Community Development
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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Supervisor Staskunas on Rejection of Transit RFP

Feb-21-2014

Milwaukee County Supervisor Tony Staskunas, Vice Chair of the Administrative Determination Review Committee Issued the Following Statement on the Committee’s Rejection of a Transit RFP:

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In The News

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.

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.

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.

Urban Milwaukee: County Freeway Speed Limits A Danger?

Jan-25-2021

Milwaukee County may soon be advocating for a modernization of interstate infrastructure to improve traffic safety on the network of state highways that run through the county.

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