Acting mayor Cavalier Johnson and former alderman Bob Donovan will advance to the Milwaukee mayoral general election, after the individuals gathered the highest support in the Tuesday primary election.
Johnson collected 42 percent of the vote in the low-turnout contest, compared to Donovan’s 22 percent.
State Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) on Monday launched a campaign for mayor of Milwaukee, joining a crowded field of more than a half dozen individuals.
Taylor made the announcement following her decision to suspend her campaign for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor.
Former Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett officially resigned from his position on Wednesday, allowing Common Council President Cavalier Johnson to become acting mayor of the city.
Barrett’s resignation, which was initiated by accepting a position in the Biden administration, allowed the Common Council to formally adopt a timeline for a special election to replace Barrett.