Cavalier Johnson Archives

Making History: Top executive positions in Milwaukee are now all held by African American men

April 21, 2022

By the time voters in the City of Milwaukee elected Cavalier Johnson as mayor during a special election on April 5, 2022, about half of the 100 largest U.S. cities by population had already elected an African American mayor, according to the U.S. Census Bureau; but the inauguration of Mayor Johnson on April 13, 2022… [Read More]

Newly elected Milwaukee Mayor Johnson and family take in Easter Brewers game

April 21, 2022

On Sunday, April 17, 2022, the newly elected Milwaukee mayor Cavalier Johnson, his wife Dominique, and children celebrated Easter Sunday at the Brewers game at American Family Field to watch the Brewers defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6 – 5. Happy Easter to Milwaukee’s new First Family.

Making History: Cavalier Johnson is Milwaukee’s first African American elected mayor

April 7, 2022

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Milwaukee turned out to the polls to elect a new mayor. Since the a very packed field was narrowed in primary, the two top runners were interim Mayor Cavalier Johnson and former Ald. Bob Donovan. After the votes were tallied Cavalier Johnson receiving 71.69 percent of the vote, has been… [Read More]

Metropolitan M.B.C. celebrates 85th Church Anniversary

March 3, 2022

On Sunday, February 27, 2022, Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church celebrated their 85th Church Anniversary at their sanctuary at 1345 West Burleigh St. The theme for the event was “Inspired by the past, Imagining the future,” from Haggai 2:9. The guest preacher for the event was Greater Mount Eagle Missionary Baptist Church Pastor and Wisconsin General… [Read More]

Race for Milwaukee Mayor: Johnson, Donovan advance to general election

February 17, 2022

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson and former Alderman Bob Donovan have advanced to the spring general election in the race for Milwaukee’s next mayor. As returns began to roll in the evening of Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Johnson and Donovan were the early leaders. Johnson declared victory before 10 p.m. Tuesday. “With so much of what… [Read More]

Acting mayor focuses city address on violence in Milwaukee

February 10, 2022

Common Council President and Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson delivered his State of the City address Monday, Febuary 7, 2022. “For two consecutive years, Milwaukee has endured homicide statistics we have never seen before,” he said. Johnson used the speech to talk about the rise in violent crime. He said public safety is Milwaukee’s greatest… [Read More]

Mayor Tom Barrett resigns from office, Common Council President Cavalier Johnson becomes acting mayor

December 30, 2021

State Senator Lena Taylor ends campaign for Lt. Gov., announces run for mayor Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett resigned on December 22, 2021, handing over authority to Common Council President Cavalier Johnson, who assumes the role of acting mayor until the city’s spring election. The transition, which was effective at 5:00 p.m., came after the U.S…. [Read More]

Ald. Cavalier Johnson elected Milwaukee Common Council president in 8-7 vote

April 23, 2020

On an 8-7 vote, Milwaukee Ald. Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson was elected Common Council president, succeeding Ald. Ashanti Hamilton. Late last week, Hamilton, who had been seeking re-election to the council’s leadership role, dropped out of the race and instead endorsed Ald. Milele Coggs. The public split broke with recent precedent in which the race for… [Read More]

Alderman Cavalier Johnson hosts 2nd District holiday event

December 20, 2018

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, Alderman Cavalier Johnson (holding sign) invited families to his 2nd District holiday event at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, 5460 N. 64th Street. Alderman Johnson was joined by State Senator Lena Taylor; Warden Steve Johnson (right); Andre Brown of Project Return, and members of the Milwaukee Youth Council, who helped… [Read More]

Aldermen unanimously OK citywide e-cig ban, sending proposal to mayor

June 21, 2018

The Milwaukee Common Council on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 unanimously approved a ban on electronic cigarettes, sending the resolution to the mayor for consideration. The proposed ordinance would make the devices illegal anywhere regular cigarettes are already prohibited, such as bars and restaurants. Business owners will be required to enforce the policy. Aldermen Michael Murphy… [Read More]