Rice Not Seeking Re-Election in 2012

North Shore supervisor files notice of non-candidacy.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Joseph Rice, who represents much of the North Shore, has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2012.

“Serving the people of the 6th District has been an honor and privilege and I am grateful to the people I represented for putting their faith and confidence in me," Rice said in a press release. "However I never intended public service to be my career and look forward to seeking new challenges and a new path."

This comes with little suprise — eliminating Rice's seat.

His district includes all of Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, River Hills and Bayside, as well as parts of Glendale and Milwaukee. The plan will divvy up the existing district among three others. Rice, who lives in Whitefish Bay, will be in Gerry Broderick's district, which encompasses Shorewood and Milwaukee's East Side.

“There’s still much work to be done to address Milwaukee County's challenges and I wish future boards success in restoring trust and confidence in county government while strengthening fiscal health for future generations," he said in the release.

Dave Koven December 12, 2011 at 11:17 PM
Joe, thank you for your public service. Your points of view will be sorely missed by the constituents you represented. In political times like these, the loss of an honorable man willing to serve is no small thing. Dave and Bonny Koven


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