Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ortiz Draws Support For Milwaukee County Supervisor Bid

(R-L) Dagoberto Ibarra phrased Sylvia Ortiz for her work in the community.

(L-R) Francisco Camacho and Sylvia Ortiz posed for a photo.

Photos: HNG

Supervisor candidate drawing support from the South side community.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 21, 2011

Milwaukee - On Wednesday, former candidate for Alderman in the 8th District Dagoberto Ibarra phrased Milwaukee County 12th District Supervisor candidate Sylvia Ortiz for her work to make the community a better place to live in and voluntary work in the South Side. Ibarra said, one thing for sure, Ortiz does know that Arizona borders with Mexico. He mocked the current County Supervisor for the 12th District Peggy Romo West, who became infamous for not knowing that Arizona actually borders with Mexico.
Ortiz is the only candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor to challenge West in 2012. West ran unopposed in 2008 for her second four-year term.
More than 60 supporters attended the fundraising event at La Carreta Restaurant on W. Greenfield Ave. The fundraiser is in the early stages of an election campaign to unseat Supervisor West.
12th District Alderman James Witkowiak also attended the event, including attorney Vincent Bobot, a former candidate for Milwaukee Mayor. Marilyn Figueroa, who was instrumental in electing the first two Latinos to public office from Milwaukee, an Alderman in the 12th District (Angel Sanchez) and a State Representative in the 8th Assembly District (Pedro Colón) was also present at the fundraiser. Chez Ordoñez, who filed to run for Alderman in the 8th Aldermanic District and El Conquistador Newspaper Publisher Victor Huyke also attended Ortiz' event.
Ortiz, a Real Estate Broker owns her own business. She works and resides in Lincoln Village, which is part of the predominately South side Hispanic district. Ortiz graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned a B.A. degree in Political Science.

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