By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Sep 24, 2009 at 7:47 PM

The next election for Milwaukee Mayor isn't until 2012, so must mean that Tom Barrett is running for another office next year. Right?

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hasn't officially entered the 2010 race for Wisconsin Governor, but has been registered with Campaign Control Center (C3) Systems, a company in Bayside that designs and manages content for campaign Web sites. The site isn't live yet, but the company that it's registered under provides a "web-based application with an integrated database" for campaigns. C3 developed Barrett's last campaign Web site  

C3's campaign Web site program has been used by many politicians in Wisconsin, including Sen. Herb Kohl, Attorney General JB Van Hollen, Judge David Borowski and several others.

E-mails to the company haven't been returned, but the registration of the Web site does heighten speculation that the Milwaukee Mayor will throw his hat into the 2010 gubernatorial race.

Today, Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) announced that he'd stay in his congressional seat and not seek the Democratic nomination for governor. To date, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton is the only Democrat who has announced. Two Republican candidates are in the race: Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and former Representative Mark Neumann.

Barrett was re-elected Mayor in 2008 with 79 percent of the vote, the largest percentage a candidate has received in 40 years.


Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.