Abele Re-elected As Milwaukee County Executive

Democrat Says He'll Work With Governor To Deal With County Problems

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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele was re-elected on Tuesday night after defeating state Sen. Chris Larson in the spring election.

The incumbent won by nearly 30,000 votes.

Abele said on Tuesday he’ll continue to try to work with Republican Gov. Scott Walker. His collaboration with walker had been an issue in the contest with Larson. Abele said that during his next chat with the governor, he’ll ask for help with improving housing, health care and failing schools in low-income, African-American neighborhoods.

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“I’ll talk to the governor about working with him and say, ‘Hey, what can we do together,’ because I know he knows this is an issue,” Abele said.

The county executive office is nonpartisan. Abele is a Democrat but said that he’s absolutely ruling out a run for governor in 2018.