Marina Dimitrijevic Will Run for Assembly
County board chair will focus on green jobs and education
Sheâ€™s already earned the endorsements of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, SEIU State Council and the Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriffâ€™s Association.
Dimitrijevic told the Shepherd that if elected she would focus on public education, job creation and environmental sustainability.
â€śIf we want our state to rebound from our economic situation like our Midwestern neighbors have, we need to take this three-pronged approach,â€ť she said.
Dimitrijevic, who will run as a Democrat, has served the Bay View neighborhood on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for nine years; Assembly District 19 includes Bay View, as well as the East Side, Downtown, Riverwest and Third Ward.
She said her experience at the countyâ€”where she developed the Green Print, fought for transit funding and helped to create domestic partnership benefits for employeesâ€”would help her tackle tough issues at the state level.
â€śItâ€™s a natural transition,â€ť Dimitrijevic said.
She said she would serve out her term on the board, which ends in April 2016, but if elected to the Assembly itâ€™s unlikely she would remain as chair while serving in the state Legislature.
Only one other candidateâ€”attorney Sara Geenenâ€”has officially announced their candidacy for this district, but Dimitrijevic said she expected a crowded Democratic primary next year.