Hamilton ousts Murphy as Common Council president

Alderman vote unanimously for new leader

Alderman Ashanti Hamilton was selected by his peers to be the president of the Milwaukee Common Council.

Milwaukee Alderman Ashanti Hamilton will replace Alderman Michael Murphy as the president of the Common Council.

Alderman Ashanti Hamilton was selected by his peers to be the president of the Milwaukee Common Council.
Alderman Ashanti Hamilton was selected by his peers to be the president of the Milwaukee Common Council.

Alderman voted unanimously today to replace Murphy with Hamilton as the council’s leader.

“I believe I have the vision and courage to help build a better Milwaukee,” Hamilton said in a Facebook post. “It’s time to unite this city. I’m the leader to do it.”

Murphy said after the vote that he was proud of the work he and the council accomplished under his leadership, but he said more work needs to be done.

“We’re at a turning point in our city’s history. While progress booms in some areas, Milwaukee still struggles with deep disparities and concentrated poverty in others,” Murphy said in a statement.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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