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Chris Abele is Milwaukee County Executive, a position he won in an April 2011 special election to finish out the final year of the term of Scott Walker, who was elected governor in November 2010. The election was the first attempt at political office for Abele, a Milwaukee philanthropist and business owner. The office is nonpartisan, but Abele has indicated he is a Democrat.

Recent statements involving Chris Abele

A statewide poll showing 76 percent support and other surveys are a "strong indicator" of  broad public support in Milwaukee County for a $10.10 minimum wage

Action by the Milwaukee County Board will "provide the County Executive with the same level of security as the Governor and the Mayor of Milwaukee while saving taxpayers $300,000."

"We’re one of the only communities in the country that didn’t lose population in the last census."

"We’re second only to Boston in college students per capita."

Milwaukee County has "a parks capital budget that’s bigger than it’s been in the last 10 years."

Recent stories featuring Chris Abele

Our High Five for July:

The link between seeing ultrasounds and choosing abortion; how rare homicides used to be in Milwaukee; and Gov. Scott Walker's statement about much milk Wisconsin imports (yes, imports) were our most popular articles among online readers in July 2013.

Here's a recap of July High Five, the five stories that received the most page views.

At end of one-year term, a final score on Abele-O-Meter:

The end of Chris Abele’s one-year term as Milwaukee County executive means it’s time for a final look at how the political newcomer did in keeping promises he made as a candidate.

With a one-year window, Abele aims to keep his campaign promises:

In sketching out what he would do if elected Milwaukee County executive, Chris Abele drew at least one bright line.

"As county executive," he declared in a campaign video, "I will not raise taxes."

That’s a promise we can track. And we will, through the new Abele-O-Meter.

About the Abele-O-Meter:

In January, as Gov. Scott Walker took office, we launched the Walk-O-Meter, which measures the status of 60-plus promises made by the governor on the campaign trail.

At the time, many readers wondered where all the other promise meters are.  Now that the spring election is over, we are launching the Abele-O-Meter to monitor the promises of the new Milwaukee County executive.

-- More about Abele's outlook

Check out our pre-election roundup of rulings:

In Wisconsin, the 2011 spring elections have attracted heightened interest as the fallout from the Madison budget battle continues. PolitiFact Wisconsin has been in high gear, too.

Here's our round up of recent rulings in the hotly-contested races for state Supreme Court and Milwaukee County executive.

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