Board of Supervisors

John F. Weishan, Jr.

16th District Supervisor

Virtual Town Hall Meetings on the 2022 Milwaukee County Budget

With County Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Alcott Park Community Room
    3751 S. 97th St.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Jackson Park Boat House Community Room
    3734 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy.

  • Thursday, Sept. 30, 6 - 8 p.m.
    McCarty Park Pavilion
    2567 S. 79th St.

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Dear Neighbors,

It is an honor to be your representative. As your voice on the County Board, I look forward to upholding the high standards that make the 16th District such a wonderful place to live. We all have a responsibility to help our community, so thank you to the community groups and citizens who aready help do so much to make our district great.

We have a vibrant, hard-working community and I am committed to continue serving our district and its needs.

Please feel free to call my office at (414) 278-4255 with any questions, suggestions or concerns or email me.

Thank you,

John F. Weishan Jr. 

About Supervisor Weishan

John F. Weishan, Jr. was elected County Supervisor in April of 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2020.

Supervisor Weishan is a life-long resident of West Allis and is a graduate of West Milwaukee High School. Before serving on the County Board, he served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1991 to 1995. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from the UW–Milwaukee.

Supervisor Weishan serves as a member on the Personnel Committee and the Economic and Community Development Committee.

John and his wife Karen have two children, Maddalyn and John Noah. They reside in the city of West Allis.

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Press Releases

Supervisor Weishan Celebrates Contributions of Wisconsin Tribes on Indigenous Peoples’ Day


Today, Monday, Oct. 11, marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which honors and celebrates the history and culture of Indigenous communities in the United States. Wisconsin is home to members of 11 federally recognized tribes.

Board of Supervisors Fails to Conduct Proper Oversight of Trail-building in County Parks


The County Board of Supervisors rejected (10-8) a proposed ordinance change by Supervisors Weishan, Logsdon, and Staskunas that would have clarified the Board’s proper oversight role regarding the significant expansion of new trails in county parks.

Supervisor Weishan Celebrates Contributions of Wisconsin Tribes on Indigenous Peoples Day


Today, Monday, Oct. 11, marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which honors and celebrates the history and culture of Indigenous communities in the United States

Supervisor Weishan Rallies Opposition to Planned Expansion of I-94


Supervisor John F. Weishan Jr. is calling on his fellow members of the County Board to override County Executive David Crowley’s veto of a resolution expressing opposition to the planned expansion of I-94 in Milwaukee County.

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election


On Monday, workers at Colectivo Coffee won an election to form a union by a margin of 106-99, after the National Labor Relations Board opened up seven challenged ballots that were uncounted during the first count, which resulted in a 99-99 tie result.

Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans


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 Board of Supervisors Congratulate the Bucks on Historic NBA Championship


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.

Supervisors’ Statement on the Passing of Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron


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 Weishan Calls for Expansion of Supervisory Districts to Increase Racial Equity


The County Board will take up a proposal from Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr. Thursday to increase the membership of the County Board of Supervisors from 18 to 21 effective by the February 2022 Spring Primary Election.

Supervisors Goodwin, Logsdon, and Weishan Oppose Call to Further Cut the Sheriff’s Budget


Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas presented the Office of the Sheriff’s 2021 proposed budget in yesterday’s meeting of the Finance Committee. Like other Milwaukee County departments responding to the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on County finances, the Sheriff’s Office budget was reduced by 2.7%. In response to calls to further reduce the Sheriff’s budget, Supervisors Goodwin, Logsdon, and Weishan issued the following statement.

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In The News

JS Online: 2020 Census Numbers Are In And Redistricting Is Getting Started. Here's What You Need To Know.


Now that the U.S. Census Bureau has released population figures from the 2020 Census, the redrawing of congressional, state legislative and local electoral district maps begins — a process known as redistricting.

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


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: Supervisors Create Independent Redistricting Committee


Milwaukee County’s first-ever, independent redistricting committee — not done by the county supervisors — is beginning its work under less-than-ideal circumstances. The census data required for drawing new legislative maps recently arrived from the federal government, which was several months late. Typically, redistricting would already be well underway.

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


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.

TMJ4: Memorial Bench Honoring Dontre Hamilton At Red Arrow Park Approved By Milwaukee County Board


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors approved money to build a memorial for Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park, where he was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in 2014. Supervisors approved the proposal 17-1.

Milwaukee Business Journal: Weidner delays 145-unit apartment development in Park East corridor downtown


Weidner Apartment Homes may wait as late as spring 2022 to break ground on 145 apartments near downtown Milwaukee, blaming the Covid-19 pandemic for the delay.

FOX 6: Red Arrow Park Dontre Hamilton Memorial Funds Approved


Seven years after Dontre Hamilton was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in Red Arrow Park, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors authorized funds for a memorial on Thursday, May 20.

Milwaukee Magazine: Why It’s Taking So Long to Raise This Downtown Skyscraper


Couture. The word evokes the height of fashion: Glamorous models strutting down Paris catwalks, draped in oh-so-chic designer creations, as cameras flash. But the literal translation of that French word is “sewing,” the mundane work behind the scenes to assemble those complicated garments.

Urban Milwaukee: Board’s Bike Trails Resolution Fails


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.

Mental Health Facts


Letter From Supervisor Weishan

Don’t Scapegoat the Behavioral Health Division and Its Workers
2/4/14, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tony Thrasher

Man Charged After Allegedly Attacking Neighbors with Sledgehammer
12/17/13, WITI TV, Derica Williams

Killer of Woman in Milwaukee Park Sentenced to Life in a Mental Facility
6/3/13, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ashley Luthern

Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered for Man Charged With Shooting Police
6/11/09, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Linda Spice, Ryan Haggerty and Jesse Garza

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