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Sheldon A. Wasserman

3rd District Supervisor

Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman

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About Supervisor Wasserman

Sheldon Wasserman was elected to his fourth term on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in April 2022. He represents the residents of Milwaukee County’s 3rd District, which includes Milwaukee’s East Side, Downtown, the Deer District, much of the lakefront, and part of Walker’s Point.  

Dr. Wasserman is a Milwaukee native. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1979. He also attended Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a number of academic awards, including the John F. Kennedy Outstanding Leadership Award Scholarship. He went on to medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he graduated with a doctorate in medicine in 1987. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1991. 

In November 1994, he fulfilled a life-long dream of being elected to represent Wisconsin’s 22nd Assembly District where he served 14 years until 2009. He was then appointed by Governor Jim Doyle to the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, where he served 4 ½ years, serving the last 1 ½ as chair. He led the re-write of Chapter Med 10 of the Administrative Code, which covers unprofessional conduct of physicians. 

When long-time County Supervisor Gerry Broderick announced his retirement, Wasserman returned to the political trail knocking on thousands of doors seeking to represent the residents of District 3 on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. 

Supervisor Wasserman’s top priority is serving his constituents. He is also focused on addressing the challenges facing our parks, beaches, transit system, Domes, Zoo and General Mitchell International Airport. 

For the 2022-2024 term, Supervisor Wasserman has been re-appointed Chair of the Committee on Parks & Culture. He also serves on the Health Equity, Human Needs and Strategic Planning Committee. 

Dr. Wasserman practices Obstetrics/Gynecology at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital and has delivered over 4,500 babies during his career. 

His great passion for travel has taken him to six continents around the world. He has climbed mountains, hiked through jungles, tracked through deserts, rolled down sand dunes, crawled through caves and gone scuba diving with great white sharks. 

Supervisor Wasserman is married to his high school sweetheart, Wendy Wasserman, who is a Speech Pathologist for the Milwaukee Public School System. They have three children, Joseph, Lauren and Benjamin. 

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Committee Assignments

  • Parks & Culture Committee (Chair)
  • Health Equity, Human Needs and Strategic Planning
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Press Releases

Supervisor Wasserman to Provide North Point Parking Lot Update at Upcoming Press Event

Mar-26-2024

Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman, in partnership with the Milwaukee County Parks Department, will host a press event on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. to provide an update on the planned maintenance construction at the North Point parking lot.

Supervisors Sumner and Wasserman to Host Joint Town Hall Tonight on 2024 Budget

Oct-18-2023

Supervisors Liz Sumner and Sheldon Wasserman will host a joint town hall this evening for District 1 and District 3 residents to discuss the 2024 recommended budget for Milwaukee County.

Supervisor Wasserman Statement on Passage of Cease-Fire Resolution

Mar-21-2024

Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman issued the following statement: “The Milwaukee County Board passed a substitute to resolution 24-240, calling for the immediate release of hostages, a permanent ceasefire in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank advocating for humanitarian aid throughout the region."

Milwaukee County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman Condemns Attacks on Israeli Civilians and Reiterates Support for Israeli People

Oct-09-2023

Milwaukee County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman issued the following statement on the ongoing terrorist attacks against Israel.

Chairwoman Nicholson, Supervisor Wasserman Commend Board Investment in 'High-Impact' Parks Projects

Feb-01-2024

Today, February 1, 2024, the Board of Supervisors approved the release of funding to support a series of county-wide park enhancements selected by Milwaukee County Parks leadership.

Parks and Culture Committee to Hear Report on the Future of the Mitchell Park Domes

Sep-08-2023

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, the Committee on Parks and Culture will receive an informational report on the future of the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Park, better known as the Domes.

Supervisor Wasserman Commends Milwaukee Public Museum Fundraising Efforts

Jan-04-2024

Recent discourse surrounding the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and their fundraising efforts on the “Streets of Old Milwaukee Club” Facebook group contained several questions directed toward both Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman and museum leadership.

Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman Hosting Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Sales Tax Increase

Jul-20-2023

ounty Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman announced that he will be hosting a town hall meeting to address the proposed 0.4% increase in Milwaukee County's sales tax.

Milwaukee County Board Supervisors Collaborate on Budget, Vote to Enhance County Services, Invest in Safety and Security

Oct-26-2023

Today, Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, in collaboration with co-sponsors, authored a proposal adopted by the Finance Committee to enhance County services and invest in public safety.

Supervisors Martinez, Coggs-Jones, and Wasserman Condemn Local Antiques Store Selling Racist Items

Mar-06-2023

Today County Board Supervisors Juan Miguel Martinez, Priscilla Coggs-Jones, and Sheldon Wasserman released statements condemning Antiques on Pierce for selling racist, anti- Semitic, and xenophobic items.

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In The News

TMJ4: Ghosted: County Leaders Concerned After TMJ4 Reports

Mar-28-2024

Milwaukee County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman said he’s seeking answers from the sheriff’s office following a series of TMJ4 investigative reports.

Urban Milwaukee: County Board Wants Ceasefire In Gaza, But Only By A Narrow Margin

Mar-22-2024

After hours of debate and thousands of people submitting comments, the Milwaukee County Board approved a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Israel’s war on the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

Fox 6: Milwaukee North Point Parking Lot Construction; Sewer System Collapse

Mar-26-2024

Milwaukee County officials provided an update on Tuesday, March 26 on the planned $4.84 million maintenance construction project at the North Point parking lot along N. Lincoln Memorial Drive.

WUWM 89.7: Milwaukee County Board Passes Altered Ceasefire Resolution for Israel, Gaza and West Bank

Mar-22-2024

The Milwaukee County Board has weighed in on a major international issue — a possible ceasefire in Israel and Gaza — and in doing so, the board has highlighted some of the local division over the topic.

Urban Milwaukee: Why Is North Point Parking Lot Closed?

Mar-26-2024

North Point parking lot, a popular destination for visitors to Bradford Beach and the lakeshore, will be closed through the beginning of May.

JS Online: Milwaukee County Board Calls for a Permanent Cease-fire in Gaza

Mar-21-2024

In a chamber packed with pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrators, a divided Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Thursday calling for an immediate and permanent cease-fire in Israel and Gaza.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Backs Less Road-To-Trail Conversion in Jackson Park

Mar-26-2024

The Milwaukee County Board is backing a plan by two supervisors that would change a road-to-trail project opposed by some neighborhood residents.

JS online: Vandal Sprays Oily Substance Milwaukee Public Museum Exhibits, Other Items

Mar-12-2024

An unknown suspect has marred Granny Hannah.

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