Board of Supervisors

Deanna Alexander

18th District Supervisor

Dear Neighbors,

I’m honored to serve as your County Supervisor.

Congresswoman Barbara Jordan once said, "What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise." That is a meaningful statement. We must not forget that freedom from government is just as important as the many services that it can provide. I work hard to stand tall on your behalf, cooperating with others to pass good policies that help Milwaukee County, while recognizing when government starts down the wrong direction. As your representative in our county government, I recognize that I don’t work for the government – I work for you.

Another meaningful quote is when President Ronald Reagan said, "Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." It is a careful balance to make good oversight and spending decisions on behalf of an entire community and I am honored to be part of such important efforts.

There is always work to be done and I look forward to discussing the important issues that face our community and continuing to take bold actions toward building a better Milwaukee County!

Call me now at (414) 278-4259

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About Supervisor Alexander

Deanna Alexander is serving her 4th term as the 18th District Supervisor represents over 50,000 residents. The district is in Milwaukee County’s northwestern corner along the borders of Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties. To determine if Deanna is your supervisor, click here.

Deanna grew up in southeastern Wisconsin. She studied Accounting and Business Management at the UW-Parkside and Public Administration at the graduate level at Regent University and Taxation at the University of Denver. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Management from Concordia University – Chicago, researching pro-social rule breaking (PSRB) in public workplaces.

Deanna has professional expertise in municipal treasury, public accounting, auditing, and social service contract management. She works as the Village Administrator, Clerk and Treasurer for the Village of Newburg, Wisconsin. Deanna’s previous work in government included time with the Behavioral Health Division, giving her the distinction of being one of the few Milwaukee County employees ever to be elected to the County Board.

In addition, Deanna has worked for the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families overseeing Milwaukee County’s foster care system and has served as an enlisted soldier in the Wisconsin Army National Guard with Milwaukee’s 57th Field Artillery Brigade.

In 2013, Deanna was named to a national “Top 10 Under 40 Future Leaders” list. In 2015 she was recognized by the Milwaukee Police Association for leadership and named a “Hometown Hero” for her efforts on behalf of law enforcement. In 2021 she began a multi-year national training cohort for municipal leadership and professional management.

Deanna volunteers on the Board of Directors for the Villa St. Francis assisted living facility in Milwaukee. She previously served as the Chairwoman of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council and on the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council.

Deanna and her husband own a home in the Park Place neighborhood and are the proud parents and foster parents of multiple children.

My Voting Record

If you have questions or would like clarification on a particular issue, or would like to ask Supervisor Alexander why she chose to vote a certain way, please contact her office at the County Board.

My Expense Report

Each member of the Milwaukee County Board is allotted an Individual Office Account (IOA) for expenses such as travel, subscriptions, tickets to events serving a county purpose, memberships to professional organizations, advertising, printing, stationary, postage and constituent newsletters. The following reports detail the expenses allocated to the 18th District Supervisory office.

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Press Releases

Supervisors Alexander and Logsdon Applaud County Board Rejecting Abortion Referendum for November Ballot


Today the County Board of Supervisors voted on a resolution which would have placed an advisory referendum on the ballot to measure public opinion on whether Wisconsin Statute 940.04 should be repealed. Supervisors Alexander and Logsdon issued the following statements regarding the outcome of the vote.

Supervisor Alexander’s Statement on the 2019 Milwaukee County Budget


Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander voted to adopt the 2019 Milwaukee County budget but voted no on several budget amendments brought forward by supervisors.

Deanna Alexander Announces She Will Not Seek Re-election to Board of Supervisors


Supervisor Deanna Alexander announced today that she will honor a pledge she made when she first ran for office to serve no more than three terms as a Milwaukee County Supervisor and will not seek re-election in 2020.

County Board Resists Review of Homelessness Funding


Milwaukee County Supervisors Deanna Alexander, Patti Logsdon, and Sylvia Ortiz-Velez wrote and submitted to the County Board, a resolution aimed at helping to house the part of Milwaukee’s homeless population that federal funding is unable to assist.

Alexander Secures Funding for Noyes Pool in 2020 Budget, Opposes Tax Increase


Supervisor Deanna Alexander secured funding for a lighted sign for Noyes Pool as part of the 2020 Milwaukee County budget Tuesday and voted against the largest property tax increase in recent memory used to finance the $1.18 billion package.

Supervisor Alexander Invited to the White House


Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander has traveled to Washington D.C. to meet today with officials from the White House.

Racial Equity to be Focus of Town Hall with Supervisors Alexander and Martin


Milwaukee County Supervisors Deanna Alexander and Felesia Martin with support from the Office on African American Affairs will co-host a town hall event to discuss racial equity, history and quality of life on Tuesday, August 13 at Berea Lutheran Church.

County Board Declines Accountability Vote on Wheel Tax


The Milwaukee County Board today voted on Supervisor Alexander’s proposal that elected policymakers be required to take a separate vote on the Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF), also known as the Wheel Tax, each year it is considered for continuation.

Alexander Measure Declares October as Bullying Prevention Month


A resolution authored by Supervisor Deanna Alexander recognizing October as Bullying Prevention Month advanced through a committee of the County Board today, and will be considered by the County Board of Supervisors next Thursday, September 28.

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In The News

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: 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.

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.

JS Online: Marcelia Nicholson Re-Elected Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman to Serve Second Term


Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson was elected Monday to another two-year term at the helm of the 18-member board.

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