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Tom Barrett Biography, Career, Politics, Family, Age, Height, Education, and Net Worth.
Who Is Tom Barrett?
Tom Barrett is an American politician, current, and 44th mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2004. Moreover, he is a member of the Democratic Party.
Before he was elected as the mayor he was serving in the US State House of Representatives where he served from 1993 to 2003. In addition, he has also served as Wisconsin State Senate from 1989 to 1993. 1984 he was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly where he served until 1989.
in 2010, he attempted to run for governorship however, he did not succeed and lost the election to Scott Walker, a Republican candidate. Despite losing in 2010, he run again in 2012 in a recall election and lost again to Walker. On August 25, 2021, confirmed his intention to nominate Barret to be the United State Ambassador to Luxembourg.
After graduating from a law school m, he was employed as a law clerk working for judge Robert W.Warren on the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He served as a law clerk for two years from 1980 to 1982. After that, he joined a private practice and worked as a bank examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
State Assembly and Senate
He began his journey to the state assembly in 1982 at the age of 28, where he ran for the first time in the Wisconsin State Assembly but he was unsuccessful. Despite being defeated in 1982, he did not lose hope as he ran again in 1984 for the same position and was elected. He served for two-term in the state Assembly and he was elected to Wisconsin’s state Senate in December 1989 in a special election. He served in the state senate until 1993 when he has elevated t a higher office.
How Old Is Tom Barret?
He was born on December 8, 1953
Tom Barret Family?
Who are His Parents?
He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Gertrude Virginia and Thomas J. Barret. In addition, his father was a world war II veteran who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1994 for 30 missions over Germany as a navigator. On the other hand, his mother was a war widow when she met his father.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has three siblings and he is the eldest son though he has an elder sister.
Tom Barret Education
Barret attended Marquette University High School, where he graduated, however, he has not yet revealed the year he graduated. After high school, he went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1976. He then progressed to study law where he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1980.
Tom Barret Wife
He is married to Kris Barret, the two got married in 1991 and they reside in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights neighborhood.
Tom Barret Kid
At the moment they have four adult children, Annie, Erin, and Kate. All of their kids attended Milwaukee German Immersion School.
US House of Representatives
His journey to the US House of Representatives e began in 1992, after the then incumbent representative Jim moof]dy announced his intention to run for the office of the United States Senate. Barret runs for the position and he was elected, after serving for the first time he was re-elected four times to represent Wisconsin’s 5th congressional district.
Moreover, as a member of Congress, he served on different committees including; Energy and Commerce, as well as the Government Reform Committee, Financial Services Committee, Ways and Means Committee, and the House Administration Committee.
In addition, he worked alongside his colleagues to secure aid for flood remediation projects in his district. Moreover, he also worked to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act and frequently voiced his support of Milwaukee’s Midwest Express Airlines.
As a congressman, he endorsed 37 bills and also co-sponsored 1345 bills between January 5th, 1993, and October 10, 2002. In addition, he was also a delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin.
Serving as the Mayor of Milwaukee
In 2004, he was elevated and run for a higher office of Mayor, he won the election defeating the incumbent mayor Marvin Pratt. Pratt had succeeded John Norquist after he resigned. Barret served for the first term and sought reelection in 2008, where he received 79% of the vote cast. This was the largest percentage a mayoral candidate had received in 40 years.
In addition, he was re-elected for the third term in 2012, where he defeated Edward McDonald with more than 70% of the vote. After that, he was re-elected for the fourth term in 2016, this time receiving 70% of the votes, defeating Alderman Robert Donovan. At the moment he is serving his fifth term after being elected in 2020.
Barret gave his state of city address 0n February 25, 2009. In his speech, he praised the city’s past achievements. In addition, he also cited his plan to increase green jobs, economic development, and work forced training in the following year. Moreover, he called the citizen of Milwaukee to remain optimistic during the international economic downturn.
After traveling to Washington DC on March 18m, 2019 he met with then vice-president and current President Joe Biden. When they met he testified before the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environmental.
Moreover, he attended the White House Recovery and Reinvestment Act Implementation Conference hosted which was hosted by Vice president Joe Biden. The conference emphasized more on questions of state, county, and local government officials on how to effectively oversee the spending of Recovery Act funds.
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, along with Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction of Elizabeth Burmaster, presented a comprehensive plan to enhance Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). The declaration came after the Governor and Mayor commissioned a full independent investigation of MPS’ finances and non-instructional operations in October 2008.
Moreover, in 2013 he was among the nine mayors who created July as Social Media Giving Day. They encouraged people to support charities through social media. Moreover, he spearheaded Milwaukee’s successful bid to host the 2020 Democratic Convention.
2020 Covid 19
After the strike of Covid-19, he was among the leaders who took several measures. On March 23, he outlined his concern on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He went ahead and sent a letter to Governor Tony Evers, state senate majority leader Scott L. Fitzgerald and the Speaker of the State House. According to his letter, he was requesting the April seven election including the primary be conducted using a mail-in ballot only.
Barrett endorsed a plan from the Department of City Development that would allow business improvement districts to spend money on supporting businesses and property owners affected by the pandemic without the need for Common Council approval. Barrett successfully convinced the US Army Corps of Engineers to build a care facility at the Wisconsin State Fair Park.
US Ambassador to Luxembourg.
on August 25, 2021, President Joe Biden Confirmed his intention to nominate Barret as the new US ambassador to Luxembourg
Tom Barret Height
His height, weight, and body measurement are available at the moment in case of any information we will update them as soon as possible.
Tom Barret’s Net Worth
As the mayor, he receives a salary of $145k annually. However, his actual net worth is not known at the moment in case of any information we will update it as soon as possible.
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