Priscilla Coggs-Jones Announces Her Candidacy for the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors-10th District Seat in Upcoming Spring 2021 Election
(MILWAUKEE) - On Saturday, January 2, 2021, Priscilla Coggs-Jones, activist, announced her candidacy in the 10th District for the upcoming spring election scheduled for February 16, 2021 and April 6, 2021.
"After a tremendous amount of thought and encouragement from a number of local residents, I have decided to offer my name for election to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors-10th District," Coggs-Jones said. "Our current Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has accomplished some very important work. Given that this seat has been vacated and a special election has been called, I would like to add to the Board by bringing my history of volunteer community work and fresh ideas to the table."
Coggs-Jones’ commitment to the park’s system was nurtured as she was employed at the Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Park. Her more than 10 years of experience working in the Human Resources field has aided in Coggs-Jones recognizing the need for more employment opportunities for residents. She plans to spend time talking and meeting with residents to hear their concerns and ideas." Coggs-Jones shared, "Through the years, I have continued our family's tradition of service to the people. Although I stand on the shoulders of my mother, who had the privilege of serving this district for many years, and my family whose service has been felt in Milwaukee and across the State of Wisconsin, I intend to earn the support of residents based on my individual ideas and efforts for this district.” Coggs-Jones said.
“I know the struggles, I have lived them myself, and have chosen to use the power of service to help improve our community.” Coggs-Jones said. She went on to say, "I have always been a soldier for the people, by working in a variety of capacities to make Milwaukee a better place, let me share just a few highlights of the work I have done.”
Founder of Urban Grassroots INC. an organization that has worked in various neighborhoods doing non-violence education, community cleanups, beautification projects, planting trees and working to rid hunger/food insecurities-10 years
King Advisory Inc. Board Member -10 years
Director of the Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Back to school Festival Youth Stage Talent showcase-10 years
City of Milwaukee Bronzeville Board Member-5 years
Coordinator of City of Milwaukee Fourth of July City Programs at the Dr. Martin L. King, Jr Park – 5 years
Basketball Referee, Midwest Minority Association- 9 years
Member of Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God In Christ- 18 years
Priscilla Coggs-Jones was born and raised in the 10th County Supervisory district and is the proud mother of one son.