County Executive, Milwaukee County, Wis.
County Executive David Crowley was elected in April 2020. A lifelong Milwaukee resident, County Executive Crowley credits the Milwaukee youth organization Urban Underground for saving his life. He found a support network and a community of people that cared about him, and helped guide him to public service.
While still in high school, County Executive Crowley served as a community justice coordinator with Urban Underground. He joined AmeriCorps when he turned 18 and worked with several other community organizations including Project Return, Safe & Sound Inc. and COA Youth and Family Centers and as a legislative aide for the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and the Wisconsin State Senate. County Executive Crowley served two terms in the Wisconsin State Legislature representing the 17th Assembly District where he sat on the Energy and Utilities, State Affairs, Workforce Development and Transportation committees and was the ranking member on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. He served as the chair of the Milwaukee Delegation, the chair of the Black Caucus and the co-chair of the Black and Latino Caucus. He also served on the Board of Directors of both the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and the Outreach Community Health Centers (OCHC). He is a member of numerous community organizations including the ACLU, Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals and the Milwaukee NAACP.