List of Milwaukee County executives

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The Milwaukee County Executive serves as the chief executive officer of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Vested with veto power and appointing authority over department heads, the county executive oversees the administrative functions of county government and carries out ordinances passed by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. The county executive is elected to a four-year term; there are no term limits. Vacancies in the office are filled temporarily by the chairman of the County Board, who may personally appoint an interim county executive until such time as a special election may be held. The office of county executive was created in 1960;[1] executive functions were consolidated under the office during the tenure of County Executive Bill O'Donnell. Prior to 1960, the County Board and its chairman conducted county administration unilaterally.


The following individuals have served as Milwaukee County Executive.

Name Dates
John Doyne 1960–1976
William O'Donnell 1976–1988
Dave Schulz 1988–1992
Tom Ament 1992–2002
Janine Geske (interim) 2002
Scott Walker 2002–2010
Lee Holloway (acting in capacity as chair of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors) December 27, 2010 – February 4, 2011 (acting)
Marvin Pratt (interim) February 4, 2011 – April 25, 2011
Chris Abele April 25, 2011