Board of Supervisors

Deanna Alexander

18th District Supervisor

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Dear Neighbors,

Milwaukee County is going through some amazing transitions and it is an incredible privilege and honor 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." I believe that to be such a true statement, and we must not forget that freedom from government is just as important as the many services that it can provide. I have worked 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.

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 was re-elected to be the 18th District Supervisor in April of 2018 and represents approximately 52,000 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.

Deanna has professional expertise in municipal treasury, public accounting, auditing and social service contract management. She has also worked as a small business owner, aiding school administrators in navigating government regulations. Deanna’s previous work in government included time with the Fiscal Department of the Behavioral Health Division, giving her the distinction of being one of the few Milwaukee County employees 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.

Deanna Alexander has been recognized for her contributions to government. In 2013, she 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.

Supervisor Alexander currently serves on the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, the Health and Human Needs Committee, and the Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee. She is also the Chairwoman of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council and a former member of the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council.

Deanna and her husband own a home in the Park Place neighborhood and are the proud parents of two daughters. They are hoping to expand their family soon through adoption. Deanna enjoys scrapbooking, kayaking and home renovation projects.

I Serve on These Committees

  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Health and Human Needs Committee
  • Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council (chair)
  • Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council (former member)

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

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.

Supervisor Alexander Proposes a Sunset Rule for Wheel Tax


Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander is calling for a sunset provision on the County’s Vehicle Registration Fee, also known as the wheel tax.

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 to Attend Opening of Memory Café


Supervisor Deanna Alexander will attend the opening of a new "memory café," in Milwaukee at 1:00pm on Thursday at Daddy’s Soul Food Grille, located at 754 N. 27th Street.

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.

Hasty Action by Supervisors Pushes Valuable Leader Out the Door


Hector Colon, the Director of Milwaukee County's Department of Health and Human Services, announced Monday that he would be leaving Milwaukee County to take a job as the president and CEO of the highly regarded Lutheran Social Services.

Rescinding Raises While Blaming Workers Will Hurt Milwaukee County


The Milwaukee County Board voted Thursday to reverse raises other county officials had granted employees over the past several years.

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.

POTUS Opposition Resolution 16-738 is Divisive and Wasteful


On Tuesday, Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander issued the following statement regarding a Milwaukee County resolution aimed at bucking anything that comes from the new President and White House administration.

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.

Jail Deaths Bring Empty Promises and Political Witch Hunt


The County Board today voted on a proposal calling for independent investigations into deaths that occur at the jail and the House of Corrections.

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.

2017 Budget Talk Cut Short – Misses the Mark on Respect for Taxpayers


The Milwaukee County Board assembled today to formally receive the County Executive’s 2017 proposed budget and ask questions in order to understand his goals for the County

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.

County to Lose $4M on GO Pass


The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation today recommended that the County discontinue the “free” bus ride GO Pass program because of its extreme cost to county taxpayers and negative effects on the transit system as a whole.

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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