Lee Holloway

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Lee Holloway
County Executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
In office
December 28, 2010 – February 4, 2011

Lee Holloway (born 1946) is an American social worker and politician who served two terms as chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. From December 28, 2010 to February 4, 2011, Lee Holloway served as Acting County Executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.


Holloway is a lifelong Milwaukee resident, self-described as "the product of blue-collar, working-class people" (both his parents worked in factories for many years). He graduated from Lincoln High School, where he played football well enough to get an athletic scholarship to the University of Arkansas, from which he graduated in 1969. By 1972, he'd returned to Milwaukee and earned an M.S. in developmental disabilities from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.[1]

He worked as a guidance counselor at Messmer High School before going into administration of social service agencies, including 4C's of Milwaukee County, the Inner City Development Project – North, and Milwaukee Comprehensive Community Health, of which he was the president and CEO.


Holloway ran for mayor of Milwaukee in 1988, losing in the initial non-partisan primary to John Norquist and Martin Schreiber; he says that while he wasn't very political, he felt that there should be an African-American in the race. Four years later, he ran for county supervisor, winning that race and being re-elected from 1996-2008.

When county executive Scott Walker was elected Governor of Wisconsin, Walker vacated the office of Milwaukee County Executive on December 28, 2010. In order to minimize disruptions caused by the vacancy, Lee Holloway, as chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, immediately assumed the office of Milwaukee County Executive, but was required, by law, to appoint an Interim County Executive within 30 days of assuming office. On January 25, 2011, Lee Holloway appointed Marvin Pratt, who was sworn in as Interim County Executive on February 4, 2011.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Holloway and his wife Lynda have four grown sons. The Holloways are the landlords for a number of rental properties in the City of Milwaukee, and have frequently clashed with city building inspectors over building code violations at these properties.[4]


  1. ^ Schultze, Steve (2010-12-26). "Holloway is ready for his moment". Jsonline.com. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
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  3. ^ "Programs A-Z". WUWM. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  4. ^ Kissinger, Meg (2010-11-26). "Holloway due in court over building code violations". Jsonline.com. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 

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