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New Common Council President Cavalier Johnson Headlines Newsmaker Lunch Hour

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Newly-elected Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson will be the featured guest at a virtual event set for noon on Friday, May 22. This Newsmaker Lunch Hour is presented by a partnership between the Milwaukee Press Club and

Johnson will field questions from a panel of journalists from noon to 1 p.m., moderated by Milwaukee Press Club President Gene Mueller, host of Wisconsin’s Morning News at Newsradio 620 WTMJ.

Johnson, who has served as Second District alderman since 2016, was elected Common Council president April 21. He defeated Ald. Milele Coggs for the leadership role on an 8-7 vote after the incumbent, Ald. Ashanti Hamilton, dropped out of the race and endorsed Coggs. A graduate of Bay View High School, Johnson received a bachelor’s degree in political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his election as alderman, Johnson was a staff assistant to Mayor Tom Barrett and worked for several area non-profit community organizations.

You must register in advance to view this event by booking below. Those who register will receive a link on Friday morning to view the event live.

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is underwritten by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1 and sustaining sponsor Mueller QAAS, LLC. partners with the press club for this luncheon as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

Questions? Please contact Joette Richards, Milwaukee Press Club executive director, at or call 262-894-2224.

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  • Spectrum News 1

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  • Mueller QAAS, LLC


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