Tom Barrett

(Thomas Mark Barrett)

Tom Barrett
Tom Barrett
  • Born: December 8, 1953
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Thomas Mark Barrett is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has served as the 44th and current Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2004. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003, and the Wisconsin State Senate from 1989 to 1993. He previously served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1984 until 1989.

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As mayor of Milwaukee, I've had many developers come and many businesses come and have asked for financial assistance from the city, and my questions have always been: how many jobs are we talking about and are these family-supporting jobs.
Certainly we're going to continue to see those commercials that I call 30-second drive-by shootings. And they're going to have a lot of money to do it. But we're going to combat it. Money, Coins & Minting
Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.
Education, in K-12, technical college and universities needs to be a top priority in Wisconsin. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I think one of the strengths of Wisconsin's economy is it's diversity - and in making sure that we're doing everything we can to have a state government that's responsive to that and being here and encouraging people to expand their businesses here. Government
If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain?
I'm not going to be the rock star of the far right and frankly on the rock star of the far left.
I'm pleased to have the support of working men and women throughout the state of Wisconsin. And I found in the primary I did. Now the key is to get that turnout activated. And we know we can do that. Again, the temperature here is very, very high on both sides of the aisle. Women
I'm very confident that not only will the other candidates who ran for this office support me but all of their supporters will as well. So yes, I'm very confident that I will get their support.
It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes.
The thought you have now shapes your experience of the next moment. Practice shaping the moment.
With the increased cost of gasoline, it doesn't appear that we're going to see a slowing of interest in mass transit. I think it's going to continue to grow.