From the campaign front, I issued the following statement on Rep. David Cullen and his sudden interest in becoming a Milwaukee County Supervisor now that his Assembly district might not be an easy win:
MILWAUKEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR CANDIDATE DAN CODY STATEMENT ON REP. DAVID CULLEN’S POTENTIAL INTEREST IN 15TH DISTRICT CAMPAIGN
MILWAUKEE, WI – The following is a statement by Milwaukee County Supervisor candidate Dan Cody regarding Rep. David Cullen’s announcement he may be interested in running as a candidate in the 15th district.
I welcome Representative David Cullen’s entrance into the campaign to elect the next County Supervisor from the 15th District. Rep. Cullen’s long career in Madison is to be applauded. However, the problems facing Milwaukee County right now need fresh ideas from new leaders, not a career politician who is suddenly interested in a new job as an Alderman, Comptroller, Treasurer or County Supervisor simply because he is worried about losing his Assembly seat in November of next year.
While in Madison, Representative Cullen failed to support a secure and dedicated funding source for Milwaukee County Parks and he joined Republicans to cast a decisive vote against the creation of a regional transit authority here in Milwaukee County. While they may not have been important issues for Rep. Cullen during his 20 years in Madison, parks and transit are very important to residents of Milwaukee County and the 15th district.
I’ve been working hard to address the issues Milwaukee County for years and it wasn’t because of a sudden interest in getting a job as a County Supervisor. I’ve led the organization that’s raised over $3 million in private donations for our Milwaukee County Parks, helped pass a referendum for a secure and dedicated funding source for our transit system and worked with the Milwaukee Police Department and Sheriff’s Department to make local neighborhoods safe for families.
If Rep. Cullen chooses to enter the race I look forward to hearing him explain what he thinks he can get done as a Milwaukee County Supervisor that couldn’t accomplish over the last 20+ years as a legislator in Madison or if he’d still be interested becoming a Supervisor if his legislative district wasn’t being changed.