Tom Barrett (politician)

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Tom Barrett (politician)

American politician and the current the Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serving since 2004 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1953.

Countries: Wisconsin (67%), United States (25%), Washington (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Wisconsin, Joe Biden, White House

Linked to: Democratic Party, Republican Party, White House, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

 

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Tom Barrett was born in 1953 add something

 

"'Thomas Mark "Tom" Barrett"' is an American politician and the 40th and current Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serving since 2004 add something


1980

After law school, Barrett served as a law clerk for Judge Robert W. Warren on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1980 to 1982 add something


1982

Barrett made his first run for office at the age of 28 for the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1982, but was unsuccessful add something


1984

He ran again 1984, this time successfully, and served two terms before making a successful run for the Wisconsin State Senate in a December 1989 special election add something


1993

He continued to serve in the State Senate until moving to higher office in 1993 add something


2000

After the 2000 census determined that Wisconsin would lose a congressional seat, redistricting combined Barrett's district with fellow Democrat Jerry Kleczka's 4th district add something


2002

Rather than run in a primary against his colleague, Barrett decided to run for Governor in 2002 add something


2004

In 2004, Barrett ran successfully for Mayor of Milwaukee, defeating incumbent Mayor Marvin Pratt, who took office following the resignation of John Norquist add something


2008

The announcement followed the completion of a comprehensive independent review of the finances and non-instructional operations of MPS commissioned by the Governor and Mayor in October, 2008 add something


2009

On February 25, 2009, Barrett gave his State of the City Address add something

 

Barrett met with Vice President of the United States Joe Biden and testified before the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment when he traveled to Washington, D.C. on March 18, 2009 add something

 

In August 2009, Doyle announced his decision to not seek reelection to a third term in 2010, leading many to believe Barrett would run for Governor add something

 

Barrett was the subject of national news headlines when he was attacked outside the Wisconsin State Fair on August 15, 2009, by a man wielding a pipe add something

 

A story in "The Politico" reported that President Barack Obama's political director Patrick Gaspard met with Barrett on November 4, 2009, amid speculation that the White House wanted him to run for Governor of Wisconsin add something

 

Barrett ended months of speculation by officially announcing on November 15, 2009, that he would enter the race for Governor add something


2010

He ran for the Governor of Wisconsin in 2010 and in the 2012 recall election, losing to Republican Scott Walker both times add something

 

The Journal-Sentinel had previously endorsed Walker over Barrett in 2010 add something


2011

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Wisconsin Education Association Council, which already supported another Democrat who had announced before recall elections were certified, had met with Barrett in late December 2011 and tried unsuccessfully to keep him from entering the race add something


2012

Wisconsin law made Walker eligible for recall beginning January 3, 2012, and the Wisconsin Democratic Party has called it a "priority" to remove him from office add something

 

Barrett ended months of speculation by officially announcing on March 30, 2012, the day that the recall petitions were approved by the state and the recall elections were certified, that he would enter the race for Governor add something


2013

In 2013, he was one of nine mayors who established July 15 as Social Media Giving Day, encouraging citizens to support charities via social media add something