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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

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


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


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.

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


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.

County Board Funds $1.3 Million in Vital Park Maintenance Projects


Today the Board of Supervisors unanimously allocated $1.3 million towards major maintenance needs across the county’s park system. Funding comes from an amendment to the 2023 Milwaukee County budget authored by Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson.

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


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

County Supervisors Commend Bruce Colburn on Long Career Fighting for Workers’ Rights


Longtime labor leader Bruce Colburn is retiring after more than 50 years fighting for workers’ rights at the local, state, and national level. Members of the County Board released the following statement.

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


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.

Lake Park Ravine Road Bridge Successfully Reopened


On Tuesday, November 15, the Milwaukee County Parks Department, in partnership with Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman, County Executive David Crowley, and the Lake Park Friends group held a reopening ceremony for Lake Park Ravine Road Bridge.

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


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.

Supervisor Wasserman to Honor County Board, Friends Group at Lake Park Ravine Road Bridge Reopening Ceremony


On Tuesday, November 15, Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman in partnership with the Milwaukee County Parks Department, County Executive David Crowley, and the Lake Park Friends group will hold a reopening ceremony for the historic Lake Park Ravine Road Bridge.

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In The News

JS Online: Mitchell Park Domes Friends Group Vows to Deliver a Plan to Save the Milwaukee Landmark


The Friends of the Domes is promising to soon offer a comprehensive funding plan to preserve Milwaukee's decades-old attraction and revamp the surrounding Mitchell Park.

Urban Milwaukee: Budget Committee Recommends Correction Officer Raises


The Milwaukee County Board’s budget committee approved a pay raise for corrections officers (CO) at the county’s detention facilities Thursday.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Adopts 2024 Budget, Setting Up Battle With Crowley


The Milwaukee County Board voted Thursday to approve a $1.4 billion budget for county government in 2024, but the budget process isn’t over.

Shepherd Express: A Working Plan to Save the Domes


Friends of the Domes board members recently adopted a working plan as a path forward for the long-neglected Mitchell Park Conservatory, owned by Milwaukee County. This blueprint addresses the future of the historic conservatory, known as the Domes, and the park in which it is located.

WISN 12: Plans for Mitchell Park Domes Include Repairs, Expansion


The future of the Mitchell Park Domes is unclear, but there is a plan.

Fox 6: Milwaukee Mitchell Park Domes' Future; Public Meeting Thursday


A public meeting to discuss the future of the Mitchell Park Domes will be held Thursday night, Oct. 19.

Urban Milwaukee: Bus Service Between Downer and Downtown Could Return


Bus service along Downer Avenue between Downtown and UW-Milwaukee could return in spring 2024, due in large part to the advocacy of East Side residents.

620 WTMJ: Funding Plan Proposed for Mitchell Park Domes


Following a public hearing Thursday where residents shared their thoughts on the future of the Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee County Parks and Culture Chair Sheldon Wasserman is indicating a potential idea could fund a project for both the Domes and Mitchell Park at large.

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