I believe politics can be an honorable profession and one person can make a difference. With this being said, I don’t subscribe to the liberal or conservative political ideology. I don’t want to limit my options. If an idea or law is fair to the most number of people I’m for it. Like President Theodore Roosevelt’s political philosophy, “If you do the most good for the majority of people you transcend political affiliations.” In other words, if one political party uses primarily private resources (especially money) to further the political goals of a political ideology over the other the result will be a never ending battle between political parties over public policy and ultimately liberty is compromised and the country is left with an unbalanced democracy and more chaos. In the same light, if the other side believes government is the answer for public policies we limit the human spirit. I believe we have had a lot of trial and error over the past 240 years and lessons learned that it should allow us to establish public – private partnerships on government public policies on behalf of the American people. Between the creativity and spirit of our people and the vast wealth that exists there is no reason why we can’t solve our challenges with fairness to all Americans. We just need a new mindset to make it happen.
" Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance".
- Robert F. Kennedy
Ethan’s Run Against Addiction Campaign
In my campaign, I want to focus on strategic partnerships with Milwaukee County to further strengthen District 9, communities of Greenfield, Franklin, Hales Corners, and the City of Milwaukee.
Pictured with Co-founder Coach Richard Dodd, in Konkel Park in the City of Greenfield, June 2018 for the First Annual Ethan’s Run Against Addiction. The fourth annual event will be in the memory of Ethan-monson-Dupuis who died at age 25 from an accidental heroin overdose in 2016.
“Ethan Monson-Dupuis died at age 25 from an accidental heroin overdose in 2016. Join us in the effort to destigmatize addiction. Help raise awareness that addiction is a brain disease, not a character flaw or a lack of willpower.
Run or walk in honor of someone in recovery or who had lost their fight.
All proceeds go to the Ethan Monson-Dupuis opiate recovery fund through Aurora Health Care Foundation.
To [DONOR ORGANIZATION CONTACT],
For the past 4 years, Community Alliance Coalition has brought together community partners to plan events and activities that provide education and awareness to reduce substance misuse and promote healthy activities.
Safe Strides is a pedestrian safety and health campaign that increases our residents access to physical activity. Last year, Safe Strides partnered with over 9 organizations, businesses, and residents to provide 150 high-quality pedestrian safety vests for FREE to Hales Corners and Greendale residents. In anticipation of increased demand due to popularity and positive feedback from recipients, our goal is to provide 300 vests this spring.
Why safety vests? Walking is a proven stress relief technique with a bonus of being a great workout for all ages. Utilizing positive stress relief techniques builds our resilience. Resilience is a protective factor against many unhealthy behaviors including substance misuse, which is exactly what Community Alliance is committed to helping residents avoid. Additionally, walking is a low-cost physical activity, making it an accessible option.
Unfortunately, many neighborhoods in both villages do not have sidewalks, which increases the risk of injury to residents who must walk in the street. Throughout the year, pedestrians face multiple visibility issues including distracted driving, shortened days in the winter months, and physical barriers such as parked cars and snowbanks. To improve safety for walkers, we are writing to request a donation to purchase reflective safety vests to be distributed to residents in both communities.
Community Alliance is interested in purchasing at least 300, class 2 lime-colored reflective safety vests, with zippers, from Safety Mart in Hales Corners. When purchasing 100+, the cost per vest is approximately $6.20, including tax. The total cost for 300 vests is $1,860. The vests would be distributed free of charge to residents of both communities through our Police Departments. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.
To demonstrate the impact of your contribution, please see the table below.
# of residents safely walking to reduce stress
[DONOR ORGANIZATION’s] name and logo will be displayed on all advertising and the health promotion materials distributed with each vest in recognition of your contribution.
Please contact me if [DONOR ORGANIZATION] is willing to make a donation to purchase any quantity of reflective safety vests. We appreciate your time in considering our request. Checks must be payable to the Greendale Health Department. Donations are due by March 15th. Please provide your organizational logo and any marketing materials to Holly Miller at that time to ensure your organization is recognized!
Donald G. Schwartz
Community Alliance Team Member
Hales Corners Health Officer
Had an awesome tonight networking and meeting new friends like Senator Julian Bradley and John Graber as a guest of my friend, Steve F. Taylor, at the Annual Reagan dinner sponsored by the Republican Party of Milwaukee County.
Also, was able to catch up with my long time family friend, Dan O'Donnell, who did an outstanding job as the emcee tonight.
I plan to attend a Democratic Party event later this month. Why? I never want to limit political options.
I lay out my experience, political philosophy and goals on my website as the next Milwaukee County Supervisor in District 9.
Hello FB Friends!
I’m excited to be a candidate for the Milwaukee County Supervisory District 9 election on April 5, 2022
Please see below about my upcoming Meet & Greet fundraiser, and feel free to share with other interested parties.
Donald G. Schwartz
Candidate, Milwaukee County Supervisor, District 9
If you wish to support my campaign, please make personal (no business) checks payable to Friends of Don Schwartz and send them to me at 5811 S. 121st Street, Hales Corners, WI 53130. Thank you