Milwaukee county executive to go ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

Jan. 21, 2020

Milwaukee County Executive Chris AbeleMILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Friday, Jan. 24, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

Elected in 2011, Abele has twice won re-election in 2012 and 2016 before surprising political observers by announcing he will step down at the end of his term. As he prepares to leave office, he will talk about his tenure as the county’s chief executive, his accomplishments and disappointments, and the challenges that await his successor. During his visit to Eckstein Hall, he will also discuss his future, including his continuing role in philanthropy and civic life in Milwaukee.

Gousha, an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year. A complete schedule is available online.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at

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Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or