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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

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.

County Supervisors Denounce Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade


County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Felesia A. Martin, Liz Sumner, Willie Johnson, Jr., Sheldon A. Wasserman, Ryan Clancy, and Shawn Rolland issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

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.

County Board Unanimously Adopts Resolution Repudiating Discriminatory Covenants


Today the Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution by Supervisors Sheldon A. Wasserman and Liz Sumner repudiating the history of discriminatory housing covenants in Milwaukee County.

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.

Wasserman Resolution Funding McKinley Beach Repairs Approved by County Board


Today the County Board adopted a resolution by Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman to fund the design and construction of repairs to McKinley Beach. The resolution was co-sponsored by Supervisors Steve F. Taylor, Shawn Rolland, and Willie Johnson Jr.

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.

Finance Committee Unanimously Recommends Wasserman Resolution to Repair McKinley Beach


The County Board’s Finance Committee unanimously recommended for adoption a resolution by Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman to fund the design and execution of repairs to make McKinley Beach safe.

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.

County Supervisors Support Milwaukee Brewers Pride Night


Today Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and County Supervisors Peter Burgelis, Ryan Clancy, Felesia Martin, Juan Miguel Martinez, Shawn Rolland, Liz Sumner, Kathleen Vincent, and Sheldon Wasserman released the following statement.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Should Road Through Lake Park Be Pedestrianized?


The idea of closing off streets to automobile traffic is one that’s growing in popularity in Milwaukee.

FOX 6: Mitchell Park Domes Repair, Demolition Estimates Ordered


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on Thursday ordered new estimates for what to do with the Mitchell Park Domes. For now, the decision whether to demolish, fix or renovate the Domes is on hold. The landmark's future is in limbo with months of research to come.

Milwaukee Record: Survey: Lake Park’s Ravine Road Should Be Year-Round Pedestrian, Bike Path


he saga of Lake Park’s Ravine Road is a long and complicated one. Located near Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, the road was historically used as a motorway connecting Lincoln Memorial Drive to the upper East Side.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Studying Demolition, Other Options For The Domes


For the first time in eight years, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has a new policy for the Mitchell Park Domes.

Urban Milwaukee: Where Does ‘Conversion Therapy’ Go Next?


In his State of the State address, Governor Tony Evers declared 2023 to be “The Year of Mental Health” in Wisconsin. Glancing toward the Republican members who dominate both branches of the legislature, he pointed out that mental health issues are a statewide concern and occur in every community.

JS Online: Waukesha's Water Project Will Not Face Costly Delays Over a Milwaukee County Lease Agreement


The city's new water system will flow through a rerouted pipeline in Milwaukee County, which on Thursday granted Waukesha an easement in exchange for $275,000 in lease payments spread over 100 years.

WUWM 89.7: Waukesha Gets OK on Short, but Critical Stretch of its Lake Michigan Pipeline


The City of Waukesha could start breaking ground on a short, but critical stretch of water pipeline in just a matter of weeks, thanks to a Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors decision Thursday afternoon.

FOX 6: Milwaukee County Abortion Advisory Referendum OK'd For April Ballot


Abortion will be on the ballot in April. Not only in who you pick to sit on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, where the balance of power is at stake in this upcoming election, but also in a referendum.

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