Board of Supervisors

Sheldon A. Wasserman

3rd District Supervisor

Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman

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About Supervisor Wasserman

Sheldon Wasserman was elected to third term on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on April 7, 2020. He represents the residents of Milwaukee County’s 3rd District, which includes Milwaukee’s East Side, the Village of Shorewood and most of the Village of Whitefish Bay.

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, transportation, Domes, Zoo and General Mitchell International Airport.

For the 2020-2022 term, Supervisor Wasserman has been appointed Chair of the Parks, Energy, & Environment Committee. He also serves on the Health & Human Needs 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.

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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I Serve on These Committees

  • Parks, Energy & Environment Committee (Chair)
  • Health & Human Needs
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Press Releases

Supervisor Wasserman Receives Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine


Milwaukee County Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, January 14. As an OB-GYN physician, Supervisor Wasserman was able to receive his vaccine as part of group 1a.

Supervisor Wasserman Statement on the Death of George Floyd


Milwaukee County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman released the following statement concerning the death of George Floyd and related protests. I strongly condemn the actions of the Minneapolis police that led to George Floyd’s death. The family of George Floyd deserves justice.

Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.


Supervisors Ryan Clancy, Joseph J. Czarnezki, Jason Haas, Willie Johnson, Jr., Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, Shawn Rolland, Steven Shea, Liz Sumner and Sheldon A. Wasserman released the following statement regarding the riotous mob storming the United States Capitol in a reprehensible attempt to stop Congress from certifying the Presidential election

Wasserman to Propose Pay Caps Tied to County Execs' Salary


County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman is planning to bring a resolution to the County Board that would prohibit all but a few county employees from receiving a higher annual salary than the Milwaukee County Executive.

Supervisor Wasserman Receives COVID-19 Vaccine


Milwaukee County Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman was the first elected official in Southeast Wisconsin to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. As an OB-GYN physician, Supervisor Wasserman was able to receive his first dose of the vaccine on Thursday, December 24.

Supervisor Wasserman Outraged at Conduct of Sheriff Clarke


Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman expressed outrage at the conduct of Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., during today's meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

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