Ald. Bob Donovan who represents the 8th Aldermanic Districton Milwaukee’s south side, has announced his candidacy for mayor of Milwaukee in 2016. He was one of the speakers during the Pastors United September 18, 2014 meeting at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 2505 W. Cornell Street.
“I’m sure some of you are wondering what this Irish, Catholic, loud mouth from the south side
of Milwaukee is doing here,” Donovan said in stating his purpose for attending the pastors’ meeting. Well, it’s to ask something very important of all of you, and as you are very aware, I’m running for mayor. It was a huge decision, something my wife and I pondered over.
“This will be an uphill battle. My wife said ‘you either stand for something in life or you step aside’. I decided to stand for something that I strongly believe in – it’s a better Milwaukee. I’m asking your permission to visit your churches to listen to you and members of your congregations.
“I want to reach out to all of you to learn of our biggest challenges. Once we’ve identified those challenges, we come up with a team and create a strategic plan for addressing those challenges which face the city of Milwaukee. Over the next six to eight months, I plan to have listening sessions and engage people and work toward solutions for our problems.
“In a leadership role, I believe you identify the problem and then you devise a plan that must be embraced by the people to solve the problem.”
Ald. Donovan was warmly received and he spent time before the meeting chatting with several of the pastors.