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

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 Wishes Milwaukee County a Great Indigenous Peoples’ Day


I wish all Milwaukee County residents a happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day and would like to thank the students of the Indian Community School for their efforts in making this day an official Milwaukee County holiday.

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.

Our Sheriff’s Department is Underfunded and Understaffed


County Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. released a statement Tuesday regarding calls to reduce funding to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.

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.

Supervisor Weishan Calls for Increasing Minority Representation on Board of Supervisors


County Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. wants to increase minority representation on the Board of Supervisors, and will introduce a resolution to the County Board’s Finance Committee on July 16 requesting that the Department of Administrative Services analyze the possibility of expanding the number of County Board Supervisory districts.

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, Jr. Calls for Sound Study of The Rock Sports Complex


Supervisor John F. Weishan Jr. is requesting the Milwaukee County Parks Department conduct a sound study of The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin, WI.

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.

Supervisor Weishan’s Parks Funding Plan Passes County Board


Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr., is proposing creative solutions to help fund Milwaukee County parks, which have suffered from a lack of investment and budget cuts due to the county's growing structural deficit.

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In The News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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