Board of Supervisors

Steven Shea

8th District Supervisor

Dear Neighbors, 

It is my honor to serve you as Milwaukee County Supervisor for District 8. The 2020-2022 term is my second representing the south shore communities of St. Francis, Cudahy, South Milwaukee and portions of Oak Creek.

James Madison, the leading author of the U.S. Constitution, once said "The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty."

While you may not find all the information necessary to guard American democracy on this page and in my e-newsletters, I do want to give you important information about Milwaukee County government and how that relates to Milwaukee County south shore suburbs.

You can find my biography below. I want to provide District 8 with the best representation I can. That includes constituent services as well as bringing Milwaukee County resources back to our neighborhoods.

Please feel to contact my office via email or phone to offer your ideas and suggestions on how Milwaukee County government can work for the better of all its citizens.


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About Supervisor Shea

Steven Shea was first elected to the Milwaukee County Board’s 8th District in the Spring 2018 nonpartisan election. He is now serving in his second term. The District covers the entire cities of Saint Francis, Cudahy, South Milwaukee, and portions of Ward 10 and 3 of the city of Oak Creek.

Supervisor Shea was elected 2nd Vice-Chair of the Milwaukee County Board for the 2020-2022 term.

Map of the 8th Supervisory District

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I Serve on These Committees

  • Parks, Energy & Environment (Vice Chair)
  • Judiciary, Safety, & General Services 
  • Transportation, Public Works, and Transit
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Press Releases

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election


On Monday, workers at Colectivo Coffee won an election to form a union by a margin of 106-99, after the National Labor Relations Board opened up seven challenged ballots that were uncounted during the first count, which resulted in a 99-99 tie result.

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

Supervisors Propose Vaccine Incentives and Requirement for all Milwaukee County Employees


Supervisor Ryan Clancy has introduced a resolution proposing that Milwaukee County require all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Clancy is also urging County leaders to incentivize vaccinations to encourage employee participation, and to apply the policy in an equitable fashion. Supervisors Rolland, Shea, and Czarnezki are co-sponsors.

Federal Agents Aren’t Welcome Here


County Supervisors Jason Haas, Sequanna Taylor, Steve Shea, Ryan Clancy, Joseph Czarnezki, and Shawn Rolland issued the following statement today on President Donald J. Trump’s deployment of federal agents to the city of Milwaukee under Operation Legend

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate the Bucks on Historic NBA Championship


On Tuesday night the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the team’s first NBA Championship since 1971.

Supervisors Shea and Ortiz-Velez Demand Public Disclosure of Covid-19 Cases at Smithfield Foods in Cudahy


Milwaukee County Supervisors Steve Shea and Sylvia Ortiz-Velez are demanding that the City of Cudahy and Smithfield Foods publicly disclose the number of employees who have tested positive for Covid-19 at Smithfield’s Cudahy meatpacking facility.

Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans


On Tuesday a gunman killed eight people across three Atlanta-area spas—six of whom were women of Asian descent—in the latest example of a rising number of violent Anti-Asian American crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Budget Benefits County's South Shore


Supervisor Steve Shea lauded the benefits that Milwaukee County's 2020 adopted budget will bring to the South Shore in a statement released today.

Legislative Republicans Do Not Care About the Health of Wisconsin Residents


Milwaukee County Supervisor Steve Shea issued the following statement regarding the Wisconsin Assembly’s actions seeking to invalidate Governor Tony Evers’ emergency health order that required facemasks in public places to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Supervisor Shea Effort Leads to Preservation of Bus Routes


In the wake of a campaign by Supervisor Steven Shea to preserve bus routes serving South Shore communities, the Abele administration announced today that several routes previously slated for cuts will be continued.

Supervisors’ Statement on the Passing of Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron


On Friday, January 22, 2021 Henry “Hank” Aaron, Baseball Hall of Famer of the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers, passed away. County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and thirteen County Supervisors released the following statement in response.

Supervisor Shea Opposes South Shore Bus Route Cuts


County Supervisor Steven Shea expressed his opposition to proposed cuts to bus routes that would impact those traveling to or from the South Shore, in a statement released Tuesday.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Send In The Goats?


Should Milwaukee County use a herd of goats to nibble away at invasive species in the parks system? At least one county supervisor thinks so. Sup. Jason Haas introduced a resolution Tuesday before the county board’s Parks, Energy and Environment Committee seeking to employ goats for landscaping purposes around the county.

JS Online: Milwaukee County Lifeguard Shortage Puts Some Pool And Beach Openings At Risk


Milwaukee County Parks is seeking around 300 strong swimmers for lifeguard positions, and if they don't find them, some pools and beaches won't open this summer.

JS Online: County Board Rejects 3rd Redistricting Map. The Task Now Falls To The Supervisor


With little less than a month before the Nov. 23 deadline, the Milwaukee County Board on Friday rejected the third and final redistricting map proposal presented by the Independent Redistricting Committee.

Urban Milwaukee: Committee Okays Three Acre Solar Farm


The solar farm planned for installation at Milwaukee County-owned Oakwood Park Golf Course received its first approval Monday from the county board’s Parks, Energy and Environment Committee.

JS Online: County Board Rejects Redistricting Proposal


The Milwaukee County Board has unanimously rejected the first map of district boundaries presented by the county’s Independent Redistricting Committee, calling into question whether they will be able to meet the November statutory deadline for redistricting.

WPR: Milwaukee County Banning Single-Use Plastic In Its Facilities


Milwaukee County plans to phase out single-use plastics and other non-biodegradable products from county-owned facilities and parks by next year. The county has also set a goal for the county Parks Department to eliminate polystyrene foam, commonly used for to-go containers and cups, in 2022.

TMJ4: Proposal Aims to Hire First Paid Interns for the Milwaukee Co. Board of Supervisors


A Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors proposal would offer paid internships for local students interested in learning more about legislative governance. This would be the first paid internship with the board.

Milwaukee NNS: Sunday April 25 Caravan And County Board Call For Normal Relations With Cuba


This Sunday, April 25, Milwaukee will join a rapidly spreading movement of car and bike caravans calling for an end to the US economic blockade of Cuba, beginning at the Mitchell Park domes at 1 PM.

JS Online: Board of Supervisors Enacts A Pay Raise For Lifeguards


Milwaukee County lifeguards will receive higher pay and bonus opportunities under a resolution unanimously approved by the County Board. The decision to raise lifeguard pay comes in the wake of labor shortages this summer.

TMJ4: Milwaukee County Board Adopts Resolution To Eliminate Single-Use Plastics, Foam Products


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Thursday that calls for the elimination of single-use plastic or polystyrene foam products in county facilities and parks.

JS Online: A Worker Shortage Has Milwaukee County Struggling To Pull Off Beloved Events


July 3 lakefront fireworks in Milwaukee are canceled. County bus service to Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair, gone. The pandemic may be receding, but a worker shortage has Milwaukee County struggling to pull off big summer events.

Urban Milwaukee: Board To Consider Climate Change Policy


On Thursday April 22nd, also known as Earth Day, the Milwaukee County Board will consider a raft of climate and pollution related legislation.

CBS 58: Special MCTS Service To Summer Events Canceled This Year Due To Bus Driver Shortage


The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announced it is canceling shuttle services for special events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and cultural events at the lakefront because of a shortage in bus drivers.

Urban Milwaukee: County Supervisors Back $1 Pot Penalty


The Milwaukee County penalty for marijuana possession would drop from up to $500 to $1, under a proposal introduced by a group of county supervisors. “In achieving racial equity, disparities in the criminal justice system, including marijuana and paraphernalia possession laws, must be eradicated,” the resolution said.

JS Online: Changes Are Coming To The Milwaukee County Transit System


Despite a recent vote to cut state transit funding in Milwaukee, the county is working toward improving public transit systems. At a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, city and state officials detailed their plan to create a transit service aimed at connecting residents throughout the county and improving transportation options for residents.

Urban Milwaukee: Storms, Climate Change Threaten Milwaukee Coastline


The Lake Michigan coastline of Milwaukee County is one of the area’s defining features. The nine or so miles of coastline are the site of bluffs and ravines, wetlands, woodlands, rivers, streams, important habitats for flora and fauna and, yes, urban development.

Wisconsin Examiner: ‘Right To Counsel’ For Tenants Pushed By Milwaukee County Supervisor


Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy is planning to introduce a resolution aiming to fund a “right to counsel” pilot program to help support tenants facing eviction and other legal measures from landlords. The program would be administered by the county’s housing division through 2022.

Urban Milwaukee: Bradford Beach Restaurant Advancing


Bradford Beach concessionaire Dock Bradford is advancing a plan to turn the historic beach house into a restaurant, but would maintain public access to restrooms and other facilities. A modular bar would be constructed on the open-air second level of the structure. Seating would be added to both levels.

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