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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!

Reach my office at (414) 278-4259

Email me at [email protected]

Legislative Aide: Chandra Staples (414) 278-4201

About Supervisor Alexander

Deanna Alexander is serving her fourth term as the 18th District County Supervisor, representing 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 has an interest in 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 Milwaukee County 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 2023 she completed a multi-year national training cohort for municipal leadership and professional management.

Deanna has volunteered on the Board of Directors for the Villa St. Francis assisted living facility in Milwaukee. She also previously served as the Chairwoman of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council, on the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council, and on the Finance Committee for the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association.

Deanna grew up with an incarcerated parent and family members with addiction issues.  Her family often had to struggle to make ends meet and she knows what it is like to lose a source of income and get tangled in bureaucracy trying figure out complex public support systems.  She thrives on helping people figure out the best way to work with government or to make government work for them.  In her personal life she has adopted through foster care, is a dog-mom, hits the gym near daily, and loves traveling.

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.

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

Supervisor Alexander Assembles Unlikely Coalition in the Name of Public Safety and Shoreline Protection

Nov-10-2022

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors meet today, Thursday, November 10, to adopt an annual budget. Supervisor Alexander authored an amendment for suspension of the rules which would fund South Shore breakwater repair as well as a raise for Milwaukee County Correctional Officers.

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

Aug-12-2019

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.

Supervisor Alexander Authors Budget Amendment to Provide Raise to Correctional Officers

Oct-27-2022

Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander authored a budget amendment which would provide a provide a $2.00 per hour increase for Correctional Officers in Milwaukee County.

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

Jul-28-2022

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

Nov-05-2018

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

Nov-19-2019

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

Sep-20-2018

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

Nov-14-2019

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

May-23-2018

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

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Board Votes to Wait for City Bodycam Lawsuit Ruling

Feb-03-2024

The Milwaukee County Board will wait for a ruling on a lawsuit over a City of Milwaukee body camera policy before recommending a similar one to the Sheriff’s Office.

Urban Milwaukee: What’s The Future of The Charles Allis Art Museum?

Nov-02-2023

The Charles Allis Art Museum has long been owned and maintained by Milwaukee County, but lately the cost to maintain the early 20th century has proven more than policymakers can bear.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Funds Crisis Housing in Uptown Neighborhood, Demurs On Southside Dog Park

Feb-02-2024

A unique approach to affordable housing will receive $1 million in funding from Milwaukee County following the board’s approval.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Transgender Sanctuary Designation

Sep-22-2023

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: A Battle Over Sheriff’s Bodycam Policy

Jan-31-2024

At its next meeting, the Milwaukee County Board will deliberate on a video and body camera policy for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), though it does not have the authority to implement the policy.

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

Sep-21-2023

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: Board Approves Much Debated Health Travel Program, Once Focused On Abortion

Dec-22-2023

After nearly a year of deliberation, the Milwaukee County Board passed a resolution that would create a medical travel fund for county government employees.

TMJ4: Proposal Passes to Make Milwaukee County a Sanctuary County for Transgender, Non-Binary People

Sep-21-2023

A proposal to make Milwaukee County a sanctuary county for transgender and non-binary people passed the County Board of Supervisors 12-4 on Thursday.

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