Alderwoman Chantia Lewis For U.S. Senate?

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Chantia Lewis speaks astatine  a 2019 property   league  connected  tiny   homes for veterans. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Chantia Lewis speaks astatine a 2019 property league connected tiny homes for veterans. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

The Democratic superior successful Wisconsin for adjacent year’s U.S. Senate contention keeps getting much and much crowded.

On Thursday a website was concisely unrecorded touting a long-rumored candidate: Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis.

Multiple sources person told Urban Milwaukee successful caller months that Lewis was considering a run, with 1 calling it an unfastened concealed wrong City Hall. She registered the domain sanction connected February 19. But by the clip Urban Milwaukee could people this article, the website was pulled down. Perhaps for bully reason.

The website didn’t see a photograph of Lewis and the biography connected the tract was a verbatim transcript of her authoritative biography connected her Common Council webpage. The “Why Chantia For Senate?” conception included boilerplate substance recovered successful a website template.

The website isn’t the lone happening missing information. Lewis besides hasn’t opened a ceremonial run relationship oregon filed to run.

While Urban Milwaukee was taking website screenshots, Lewis was a virtual subordinate successful a Public Safety & Health Committee meeting. When texted for remark connected a tally (after the tract was pulled down), Lewis responded: “lol, nary remark astatine this time.”

Lewis, 41, was archetypal elected to the Milwaukee Common Council successful 2016 and re-elected successful 2020. An Air Force veteran, Alverno College postgraduate and ordained minister, Lewis has branded her acold northwest broadside assembly territory the “New Ninth” arsenic she seeks to reinvigorate the commercialized country astir the erstwhile Northridge Mall. A fiery speaker, she has passionately advocated for galore issues including an unarmed responders program, cosmopolitan basal income aviator program, metropolis bureau of veterans affairs and exigency housing.

Her website billed her arsenic a “hometown miss with a large heart.”

Should Lewis articulation the contention to regenerate incumbent Republican Ron Johnson, she’ll find a crowded tract with plentifulness of acquainted faces.

Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson was the archetypal to formally declare, followed by Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, radiologist Gillian Battino and Bucks elder vice president Alex Lasry. They’ve since been joined by State Senator Chris Larson, Milwaukee lawyer Peter Peckarsky and Franklin bundle entrepreneur Adam Murphy. Steven Olikara, head of the Millennial Action Project, created an exploratory committee, a precursor to filing to run.

But an adjacent bigger sanction is owed successful the contention immoderate day. Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes is owed to participate the contention successful the coming days, having begun fundraising and filming a commercial.

Johnson has not formally announced his volition to tally for a 3rd term.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported connected the alderwoman’s website.


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