With a majority of the precincts reporting, acting Milwaukee mayor Cavalier Johnson will soon become simply Milwaukee mayor Cavalier Johnson after defeating former alderman Bob Donovan in Tuesday's mayoral election.
With the poll results tracking around a 70-30 result at current writing – a result reminiscent of the last time Donovan ran for mayor and lost in 2016 – Johnson not only becomes Milwaukee's first mayor not named Tom Barrett since 2004, but also the first elected Black mayor in the city's history.
Tuesday's special election came after Barrett stepped down as mayor to accept a nomination to the United States' ambassador to Luxembourg last year. Johnson will now serve as mayor until the next regularly scheduled mayoral election in 2024.
After the results and Donovan conceded the election, newly elected Mayor Johnson took the podium on Tuesday night for some remarks on his historic victory.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.