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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
"While Act 10 allowed (Milwaukee County) to save some money, it was millions short of what we needed to fill the hole left by the $28 million cut in state aid."
Recent stories featuring Chris Abele
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.
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.
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.
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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