Mahlon Mitchell

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Mahlon Mitchell
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Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Former Candidate
BirthdayFebruary 24, 1977
ProfessionPresident, Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin
Personal website
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Mahlon Mitchell was a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor in the recall election against incumbent Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.


Mitchell was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Delavan, Wisconsin.[1]

Mitchell worked as a street outreach coordinator, linking at-risk youth with community services, and for six years as a real estate agent. For the last 15 years, he has worked as a firefighter and is currently serving as President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin - the youngest African American to hold the position.[1]


Mahlon Mitchell TV ad


See also: Rebecca Kleefisch recall, Wisconsin (2012)

Mitchell was defeated Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor in the recall election against incumbent Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Recall of Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Kleefisch Incumbent 52.9% 1,301,739
     Democratic Mahlon Mitchell 47% 1,156,520
     Scattering - 0.1% 3,077
Total Votes 2,461,336
Election Results Via: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

He defeated Ira Robins and protest candidate Isaac Weix in the primary on May 8.[2]

Recall petitions were turned in on January 17, 2012 and certified on March 30. Mitchell declared his candidacy on March 19, 2012.[3][4]

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Recall - Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMahlon Mitchell 51.3% 396,302
Isaac Weix 25.5% 197,148
Ira Robins 21.4% 165,325
Scattering 1.8% 13,575
Total Votes 772,350
Election Results Via:Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.


Mitchell discusses his campaign with Wisconsin Public Television's Here and Now host, Frederica Freyberg:


Mitchell and his wife, April, live in Fitchburg with their two daughters.[1]

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