Historic Win

Courtesy of Tearman Spencer

The Milwaukee city attorney’s race doesn’t always get a lot of attention. But this year, in an upset, Tearman Spencer beat out long-time incumbent Grant Langley, who was in office for 36 years. Spencer ran on the platform of change and made history by being elected as Milwaukee’s first black city attorney.

In a three-part series, WUWM is bringing conversations from each of the candidates who made history in Milwaukee’s spring election. This is part three: Milwaukee City Attorney Tearman Spencer.

Courtesy of Jackson Weber

Voters made history in Wisconsin’s April 7 spring election by voting during a global pandemic. They also made history by electing the first black Milwaukee County executive and Milwaukee city attorney, and the first Latina and openly bisexual Milwaukee alderwoman.

In a three-part series, WUWM is bringing conversations from each of the candidates who made history. This is part two: 8th District Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa.

Courtesy of David Crowley

Voters made history in Wisconsin’s April 7 spring election by voting during a global pandemic. They also made history by electing the first black Milwaukee County executive and Milwaukee city attorney, and the first Latina and openly bisexual Milwaukee alderwoman.

In a three-part series, WUWM is bringing conversations from each of the candidates who made history. This is part one: Milwaukee County Executive-elect David Crowley.