Tom Barrett vs. Chris Abele: Who would you vote for?

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No there’s nothing wrong with the above headline.

OK, follow along because admittedly this isn’t the most scintillating item I’ve ever posted.

Approximately 2,000 workforce development boards operate across the country. Each workforce board is overseen by a chief local elected official. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is the chief local elected official directing the work of Employ Milwaukee.

Employ Milwaukee is the workforce development board serving Milwaukee County. Employ Milwaukee is part of the public workforce system made up of federal, state and local offices that support economic expansion and develop the talent of Milwaukee County’s workforce.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele recently asked Gov. Scott Walker that he be named the chief elected officer in the Milwaukee workforce development area because he wanted Employ Milwaukee to act in a more regional manner.

WI Department of Workforce Development Secretary Ray Allen sent a letter to Barrett this month asking to have all of the top elected officials from all of the Milwaukee County units of local government to work this out.

The top elected officials from all of the Milwaukee County units of local government make up the Intergovernmental Cooperation Council (ICC).

Last week the ICC met to decide who will be the Chief Elected Official.

Abele and Franklin Mayor Steve Olson voted for Abele. But those were the only votes Abele got.

My guess is Mayor Olson felt Abele had a better approach to not only the region but to Franklin when it comes to growing employment opportunities. And I would concur.

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