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Milwaukee Aldermanic District 10 Candidates’ Town Hall

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Be an informed voter! Meet the two candidates running to be Milwaukee’s 10th District Alder. Learn about their visions for the future of Washington Heights, District 10 and the City of Milwaukee. Remember Election Day is Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

DATE: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
TIME: Doors Open 6PM / Town Hall 6:30-7:30PM
LOCATION: St. Sebastian Parish Church Hall (5400 W. Washington Blvd.). Please enter through the 54th Street Entrance. The Town Hall takes place in the lower level of the church – accessible by stairs or elevator.

The Town Hall will be moderated by Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio Reporter based out of Milwaukee and resident of Washington Heights.

This event is hosted and organized by the Washington Heights Neighborhood Association. WHNA is non-political, non-partisan, and does not support or endorse any political candidates.

WHNA contacted each candidate to respond to two questions ahead of the Town Hall and provide a short bio. Below are the responses exactly as they provided. The questions each were asked to respond to:

1) Why do you want to be alderperson?
2) What do you love about Milwaukee?

Richard Geldon

Use the new city sales tax after state mandates to reduce city fees on the water bill. City wheel tax only to be used for roads, not to be used for trolley. Milwaukee is a big city but has a small town feel. Our city has considerable diversity. Bronzeville to the North. Downtown Theater District, Summerfest grounds and Lake Michigan to the East. The Wisconsin State Fair Part to the West. Mitchell International Airport to the South.

Sharlen Moore

Sharlen Moore has committed her life to building and sustaining grassroots leadership for change. She has a passion for community justice, which led to her co-founding Urban Underground in 2000, a nationally recognized grassroots youth development organization whose members have been at the forefront of youth-led social change in Milwaukee and the region. She is also the founding member of Youth Justice Milwaukee which is a broad-based youth decarceration campaign advocating for the creation of community-based, family-centered, restorative programs as an alternative to locking up youth in Wisconsin prisons. Sharlen’s efforts have touched the lives of countless youth and have inspired a new generation of young leaders that will carry forth the struggle for justice and equality. Sharlen currently serves as Director of Urban Underground, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is also now running for office for the 10th District City Council Aldermanic seat.

Why do you want to be alderwoman?

I want to be Alderwoman of the 10th District because I have a lifelong commitment to public service and decades of experience with community advocacy and engagement. As a community leader, I am focused on: justice reform, youth engagement, supporting youth talents, moving resources to neighborhoods, and reforming the youth justice system. I know it’s important to have strong neighborhoods and to do so effectively, we need to support workers from exploitative employers and protect renters from bad landlords. I will work to heal racial animosity and aid black and brown families to have healthy outcomes and build wealth. That means we must be intentional about diversifying our neighborhoods and businesses. Milwaukee is a great place to live and we must rebrand and vastly improve Milwaukee and the perception of Southeast Wisconsin.

What do you love about Milwaukee?

I’ve lived in the city of Milwaukee most of my life and there are so many things to love about our great city. We have a rich cultural diversity, which is a major strength, a blend of traditions, cuisines, and festivals that enrich our community life. Milwaukee’s location along Lake Michigan provides beautiful landscapes and recreational opportunities, enhancing the quality of life for many residents. These attributes, coupled with a resilient and engaged citizenry, are significant assets that contribute to Milwaukee’s potential as a great place to live and work. Our great city also draws many visitors to indulge in our historical attractions, entertainment, summer festivals, sports and our many offerings of great food. In addition, I love that Milwaukee has so many resources to support its residents. From faith based organizations to an array of non-profits that have made a commitment to bettering our city. And let’s not forget the many neighborhood organizations that make it their mission to connect with residents daily. In addition, Milwaukee has great city and county services that center residents and their needs. If we focus on many of Milwaukee’s positive assets, you will see that this city has lots of great attributes that makes it a dynamic place to live, work and visit. I love our great city!

Click here for information on how to vote, including early voting.


March 13
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


St. Sebastian Church Hall
1725 N. 54th St.
Milwaukee, 53208
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