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Friday, July 20, 2012

NBCSL Applauds the Election of Senator Spencer Coggs to Serve as Milwaukee City Treasurer

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) wishes to congratulate Senator Spencer Coggs on his election to serve as Milwaukee City Treasurer. Senator Coggs accomplished a monumental milestone by becoming the first black city treasurer and the first African American to win a citywide election for any executive branch office in Milwaukee.

Senator Coggs has been an influential leader for the people of Milwaukee and Wisconsin. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1992 and served as the Majority Caucus Vice Chairperson in 1985, 1987, and 1989. In 2003, Spencer Coggs was elected to the state senate, during which he sat on the Committee on Housing and Financial Institutions, and Joint Committee for Review of Criminal Penalties. In addition, Senator Coggs provided great leadership and support for NBCSL, serving as vice chair for NBCSL’s Region XI and the 1st vice chair of the Labor, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee.

Again, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators is privileged to recognize Senator Spencer Coggs. This historical achievement is a testament to his praiseworthy leadership and service to the people of Wisconsin.
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