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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

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.

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

Wasserman Introducing Legislation to Immediately Address McKinley Beach Safety


Today, County Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman is calling on his County Board colleagues and the Milwaukee County Parks Department to prioritize the immediate safety concerns at McKinley Beach.

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.

Wasserman Introduces Resolution Declaring Medical Misinformation a Public Health Crisis


County Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman, MD has introduced a resolution declaring health misinformation a public health crisis and affirming Milwaukee County’s commitment to health equity.

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.

Supervisors Sumner and Wasserman to Host Virtual Town Hall on 2022 Budget Oct. 20


Milwaukee County Supervisors Liz Sumner (District 1) and Sheldon Wasserman (District 3) will host a virtual town hall on the 2022 Milwaukee County Budget on Wednesday, October 20, from 7- 8:30 pm.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: New Monument Proposed for Lakefront


A national foundation is planning to build a monument to “Gold Star families” on the grounds of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at the lakefront.

TMJ4: McKinley Beach Safety Improvements OK'd by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to fund safety improvements at McKinley Beach, which officials closed after multiple drownings, near-drownings and riptide dangers in 2020.

Milwaukee Magazine: McKinley Beach Hazards Remain as County Approves Reconstruction


Two years after treacherous rip currents swept four swimmers to their deaths, Milwaukee’s McKinley Beach is still closed and still dangerous. And it’s going to stay that way for another year, even as county officials move forward on a potential solution.

WISN: Milwaukee County Supervisors Approve Funding to Repair McKinley Beach


Milwaukee County is one step closer to reopening McKinley Beach. Milwaukee County supervisors Thursday morning unanimously approved a $700,000 plan to restore and upgrade the safety at the beach. County officials shut down the beach because of safety concerns in 2021.

WISN: County Plans to Reopen McKinley Beach After Reconstruction


McKinley Beach is getting a lifesaving makeover and potentially re-opening next summer. The beach has been closed for two summers now after four people drowned at McKinley Beach in 2020.

Urban Milwaukee: Committee Approves McKinley Beach Restoration


The Milwaukee County Board will consider a funding proposal to fix the dangerous swimming conditions at McKinley Beach. If it passes, according to the resolution’s author, the beach could reopen for swimming, with a higher degree of safety, by 2024.

CBS 58 TV County Board Approves $700K Toward Restoration, Safety Improvements at McKinley Beach


More than $700,000 is going toward restoration and safety improvements at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee. The full county board just adopted a resolution spearheaded by Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman.

JS Online: County Committee OKs $700K For Restoration and Safety Measures at McKinley Beach


Citing an urgent need to address dangerous conditions at the popular lakefront McKinley Beach, a Milwaukee County committee unanimously voted to approve $712,190 for a restoration aimed at preventing drownings.

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