For Immediate Release March 19, 2012
Contact: Stephanie Biese (920) 470-7113
Mahlon Mitchell: “It’s Time to Bring Our State Together and Create Jobs”
— Announces Run for Lieutenant Governor in Recall Election —
MILWAUKEE — Mahlon Mitchell announced his run for Lieutenant Governor this morning in Milwaukee.
From Mahlon’s announcement:
“I have been a fire fighter for 15 years. When firefighters see an emergency we respond. We respond because we care about our community. It’s a level of service and a calling that only a few decide to take. I look at being LT Gov as another part of this service. As fire fighters, we have a motto – all hands working. Every fire fighter on scene is doing a task or job to stabilize the tragedy. We need all hands working now in our community to deal with the emergency in Madison. ”
“This administration of Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch has destroyed and divided our state by catering to corporate special interests instead of the working men and women of Wisconsin. Now, we need leaders that will bring our state back together and work to create the jobs we need.”
“Our state has a motto. It’s not ‘Divided.’ It’s not ‘Angry.’ It’s not ‘Afraid.’ It’s ‘Forward.’ And it’s time for leaders in Madison to act like it.”
“This is something bigger than just you and me. This is about justice and this is about history. And I guarantee you we are on the right side of justice and we will make history.”
Mahlon Mitchell has been a firefighter in Madison for 15 years and was promoted to Lieutenant in 2011. Mahlon currently serves as President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, being the youngest and first African American to serve in the post. Mahlon was born in Milwaukee, grew up in Delavan, and now lives with his wife, April, and two children in Fitchburg.