Alderman Bob Donovan Confirms That He Will Run For Milwaukee Mayor In 2016

Conservative Says Public Safety, Education Reform Will Be His Top Issues

Alderman Bob Donovan announced his mayoral candidacy on Tuesday. Photo: City of Milwaukee (CC-BY-ND).

Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan has confirmed his plans to run for mayor in 2016.

Donovan made his announcement on a conservative talk show, naming public safety issues and education reform as his main priorities.

Over the past year, Donovan has courted support from Republican state law makers.

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Incumbent Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he’s planning on running for re-election but has not made a formal announcement. He says his to priorities will be job creation, improving Milwaukee public schools, and continuing to strengthen law enforcement.