Milwaukee County Board elects Theo Lipscomb to replace Marina Dimitrijevic as chairperson

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Board has elected a new chairman. Milwaukee County Supervisor Theo Lipscomb was will replace former Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic.

Theo Lipscomb

Lipscomb thanked supervisors for their support as well as the other candidates who ran. He also thanked Dimitrijevic for her service to the Board, saying that she had done an "extraordinary job of leading the Board through tumultuous times."

“I am humbled to be elected as Board Chairman, and I appreciate the support I received from a cross-section of supervisors who represent different areas of this community and various political persuasions. There is no question that the County Board has been through difficult times. But together, as a united body, we remain a strong policy-making body that can continue to improve Milwaukee County,” said Lipscomb.

Lipscomb said it is important that the Milwaukee County Board continues to enhance the quality of life in Milwaukee County, especially by improving parks, transit and other critical safety net services provided by the county.

"The Board sets policy, and policy should be aimed at making life better for the people of Milwaukee County. I look forward to working with all board members to accomplish that goal," Lipscomb said.

Theo Lipscomb was first elected to the office of 1st District Supervisor in a very unique write-in election in 2008. He is serving his second four-year term after being re-elected in 2012. The 1st District includes all of Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills and a portion of the Northeast side of Milwaukee.

Lipscomb is a graduate of Marquette University High School in Milwaukee and an honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Studies and a Certificate in Urban Planning. His studies include time abroad at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England and Paris along with independent study and research. He has continued his education with further graduate level studies in real estate finance and law, and he has complete various professional certifications.

Outside of his public service, Lipscomb has two decades in both the non-profit and private sectors.