Fourteenth District Alderman Tony Zielinski was first elected supervisor of Milwaukee County’s 12th District in 1988 and was re-elected in 1992, 1996, and 2000. He served as chair of the Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee and as a member of the Personnel Committee.
Alderman Zielinski attended St. John’s Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin, graduating in 1979 with the rank of Second Lieutenant at that school. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a master of business administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University, and a juris doctor degree from Marquette University Law School.
Tony was first elected to the Common Council as Alderman of the 14th District in April 2004, was re-elected in April 2008 with 84% of the vote, and most recently was re-elected in April 2012. He chairs the city’s Licenses Committee and sits on the Community and Economic Development Committee, as well as the Steering and Rules Committee. Tony is active in many community groups in the 14th District, the Inter-Organization Council of Bay View Incorporated, the Bay View Historical Society, the South Side Business Club, Kinnickinnic Avenue Business Improvement District, Bay View Neighborhood Association, Ohio Park Neighborhood Association, as well as other organizations.
Tony is a health enthusiast who enjoys jogging and lifting weights. Reading and playing chess are two other areas of interest. This latter interest culminated in his winning the Conference Chess Championship in school. He completed the Badgerland Striders South Shore Half Marathon on April 8, 2006.
On December 12, 2010, Tony completed the 26.2 mile Mangrove Marathon in Cape Coral, Florida in 4 hours and 21 minutes which was in the top seven for his age group. Most recently, on December 26, 2013, Tony completed the 26.2 mile Savage Marathon in Ocala, Florida.