Monday, April 16, 2012

Dimitrijevic And West To Lead The Milwaukee County Board Of Supervisors

Marina Dimitrijevic

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Dimitrijevic selected as Chairwoman and Romo West as 1st Vice-Chair, both women will lead the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 16, 2012

Milwaukee - On Monday, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors selected Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic from the 4th District as Chairwoman and Supervisor Peggy Romo West from the 12th District as 1st Vice-Chair of the Board. Both Dimitrijevic and Romo West are from the south side of Milwaukee. Dimitrijevic is fluent in Spanish and was elected to board for a third time.
Dimitrijevic was first elected th the 4th District in 2004 and was re-elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in 2008 and 2012. Supervisor Dimitrijevic was the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Milwaukee County Board, at the age of 22 and now at the age of 30 has become the youngest woman to be elected as Chair.
Supervisor Dimitrijevic, the daughter of Serbian immigrants. She is an honors graduate of Marquette University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish, according to her County Board website.
Supervisor Romo West grew up in Milwaukee and graduated with a degree in Human Services from the Milwaukee Area Technical College. Prior to her election to the Board, Supervisor Romo West worked for 10 years in the human service field, according to her County Board website.
Romo West was first elected in 2004 and became the first Latina on the Board. She was relected in 2008 and 2012 for a third term.

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