Hi! I’m Liz Sumner and I am running for re-election to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, 1st District.
These past two years have been truly enjoyable serving you on the board in my roles on the Finance, Audit and Parks committees to listening to your comments and concerns about county services. For those of you that don’t know my story, here is a quick summary: I am a born and raised Milwaukeean, spending my first years in the Sherman Park neighborhood before moving to Shorewood, where I attended Shorewood public schools and graduated from Shorewood High School. Go Greyhounds!
After graduating from Marquette University with a BA in Political Science and French, I moved to Seattle where I explored the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and fostered my love of fashion and retail. Three years later, I returned to the Midwest, spending eight years in Chicago where I developed my management skills working for home furnishings retailer Z Gallerie and at The Boeing Stores, the retail marketing division of The Boeing Company.
In 2006, I graduated with an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago with concentrations in Strategy and Finance. It was after that experience that I decided to make the transition to small business ownership and moved home to Milwaukee to open SHOP, a women’s clothing and accessories boutique.
For the past 12 years, I have worked tirelessly to see my business, and other local businesses, succeed. To that end, I served on the Shorewood Business Improvement District Board for six years where I helped steer marketing for the district and create successful events that brought people to the Village to eat, shop, and explore.
My family has called Fox Point home for almost 10 years now. In 2015, I was elected trustee to the Fox Point Village Board and was re-elected in the 2018 and 2021 Spring elections. Both kids are in the Fox Point Bayside public school system and attend religious school at Congregation Shalom, where we are members.
Thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit more about me. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any additional questions. I hope that you have been happy with my availability and engagement in the district and county as a whole and will show your support with a vote for me at the primary on February 15 and the general election on April 5.
Our most valuable community assets should be supported so everyone in our district can enjoy the public spaces. No matter where in Milwaukee County, our public parks will be protected and receive the investment they deserve.
Efficiency of Government
We need to ensure that Milwaukee County serves the people who fund it and is efficient, transparent, and accountable to them. As a community, we deserve the best from our elected officials.
Our most important services are delivered at the local level so we have to leave partisanship at the door. We have to find middle ground so we can provide the crucial public services that our tax dollars pay for.
We're honored to have the support from neighbors, community leaders, and organizations who make our community the best place to live, work, and raise a family.
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley
County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson
County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman
County Supervisor Shawn Rolland
County Supervisor Joe Czarnezki
County Supervisor Steve Shea
County Supervisor Felesia Martin
Former State Assembly Representative Sandy Pasch
Fox Point Village Board President Doug Frazer
Glendale Alderwoman Tomika Vukovich
Glendale Alderman Steve Schmelzling
Grass Roots North Shore
IBEW Local 494
Milwaukee Area Labor Council
Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council
United Auto Workers (UAW)
Our District and Voting
The 1st Supervisory District is the heart of Milwaukee County. From Bayside to Shorewood, we have some of the best places to live, work, and raise a family.
It's been an honor to serve District 1 residents as a member of the county board, and I ask for your vote on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 to continue this public service.
For more information about where to vote or how to register, you can visit this site courtesy of the state of Wisconsin.
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Contact and Contribute
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"Friends of Liz Sumner"
7720 N. Fairchild Road
Fox Point, WI 53217