ABOUT KHALIF J. RAINEY

Khalif Rainey is a native son of Milwaukee, WI; with roots deep in the heart of the city. Born and raised in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code; Khalif has personally endured many of the social ills that our community and our nation seek to remedy to this day.

Outlasting his adversity, Khalif attended Milwaukee Public Schools and graduated from Riverside University High School. As a senior in high school, Khalif received a scholarship from philanthropist Jack Rosenberg of Milwaukee, WI to attend college an opportunity if not received would have prevented Khalif from attending school. The only stipulation of the scholarship was that Khalif give back to underserved populations within Milwaukee.

A man of his word; Khalif returned to Milwaukee after earning a Bachelor’s Degree from the Southern University Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs to begin his career of service. A committed man Khalif later married high school sweetheart Manadra Rainey, another lifelong Milwaukeean and they are currently raising their daughter Ayah Belle. Khalif grew up with family values that have helped shaped his commitment to service. Khalif's father is a proud UAW member and is currently an organizer. Khalif understands the need for family supporting jobs. He understands from firsthand exposure how important a strong labor force is to securing those jobs.

Khalif knows this community, works in this community, serves and volunteers in this community.

Khalif has applied his education and training as a staffer for the local District Office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore. For nearly a decade Khalif addressed quality of life issues concerning housing, senior care, transportation, economic development, veterans, environment, taxes, energy and youth.

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Service

Khalif's commitment & service to his community include:

  • Working with Operation Dream mentoring young men ages 4-18, to build leadership, academic and social skills
  • Serving on the the Board of Community Brainstorming Conference, here in Milwaukee
  • Serving on the Board of Local Progress, a national network of hundreds of local elected officials from around the country committed to a strong economy, equal justice, livable cities, and effective government

Experience

Some of his major accomplishments include:

  • Milwaukee County Supervisor for the 2nd District since 2013
  • Created an Office on African American Affairs
  • Authored The Minority Impact Statement, a law requiring several measures be put in place to provide access of county contracts to minority communities
  • Co-sponsored Living Wage legislation
  • Established MLK Day as a Milwaukee County holiday
  • Supported the Go Pass Initiative giving free bus rides to seniors and people with disabilities
  • Developed local IDs in partnership with the City of Milwaukee to ensure that all of our neighbors have access to critical services
  • Authored policy that led to launching the Milwaukee County new voter registration program
  • Calls for Expungement Law Reform
  • Gets Approval for County Parks WI-FI Campaign
  • Gets Approval and made major renovations to McGovern Parks’ Basketball Courts

Leadership

Khalif has led the charge in the courthouse and in the community serving:

  • as Vice Chair of the Parks, Energy & Environment Committee
  • on the Judiciary, Safety & General Services Committee
  • on the Economic & Community Development Committee
  • on the The Public Museum Board
  • on the Milwaukee County Federated Library System Board
  • on the Black Male Achievement Advisory Council
  • on the East Wisconsin Counties Railroad Consortium

KHALIF’S TOP PRIORITIES AS ALDERMAN

"I'm looking forward to answering the call of residents in the 7th district. I hope my SERVICE, LEADERSHIP & EXPERIENCE deems me worth of your vote."

  • LISTEN AND ANSWER THE CALL OF RESIDENTS

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  • SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

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  • JOBS

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  • FAIR WAGES

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  • EQUALITY IN OUR CITY

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  • SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS

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  • QUALITY SERVICES

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  • GREAT SCHOOLS

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  • FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

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GET INVOLVED IN THE GREAT WORK THAT KHALIF IS DOING TODAY!

"Khalif knows this community, works in this community, serves and volunteers in this community."