Board of Supervisors

John F. Weishan, Jr.

16th District Supervisor

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 and 2018.

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 Chair of the Committee on Transportation, Public Works & Transit, and also serves as a member of 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

Time is Right for Indigenous People's Park


County Supervisor John Weishan, Jr., applauded the successful effort by fellow Supervisor Felesia Martin to rename Columbus Park "Indigenous People's Park" in a statement released today.

Supervisor Weishan Proposing Marijuana Referendum for November Ballot


Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr. wants to give Milwaukee County residents an opportunity to weigh in on the question of personal marijuana use, as well as commercial regulation and taxation, by placing an advisory referendum on the November 6 ballot.

Proposed Mental Health Hospital Should be at County Grounds, Not in West Allis


In a statement released today, County Supervisor John Weishan, Jr., expressed his opposition to a proposal to build a new behavior health hospital in West Allis.

Airport Regains Staff Necessary to Continue Economic Expansion


Milwaukee County Supervisors Chris Larson and John F. Weishan, Jr., are thanking their colleagues on the County Board for voting to restore seven positions at General Mitchell International Airport.

Supervisors Optimistic on Progress of The Couture


After hearing testimony from developer Rick Barrett, County Supervisors John Weishan, Jr., and Marcelia Nicholson expressed their optimism about the progress of Barrett's Couture development project Monday.

Milwaukee County Supervisors Condemn Terrorist Attack in Charlottesville


"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Heather Heyer and the other victims of hate-fueled violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday."

County Board Overwhelmingly Approves Marijuana Referendum for November 6 Ballot


The County Board approved a resolution (15-1) today to place an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters to take a position on the personal use, commercial regulation, and taxation of marijuana.

Milwaukee County to Seek State Funding of Sheriff's Department


Milwaukee County will ask the state legislature for $50 million in funding in the 2017-19 Wisconsin state budget to hire new sheriff's deputies, plus unspecified funds to cover the county's costs from lawsuits related to the deaths of inmates in the Milwaukee County Jail

Public Hearing on Proposed Marijuana Referendum Set for Thursday


The Committee on Judiciary, Safety and General Services will consider a proposal to place an advisory referendum on the November ballot this Thursday.

Community Restoration Centers Will Address Racial Disparities


Milwaukee County's Office on African American Affairs (OAAA) will soon establish community restoration centers throughout the county to address a host of racial disparities, according to a resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors last week.

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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