About Tony

Tony Zielinski

Tony Zielinski

How Tony Became Bold

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.

Tony was first elected to the Milwaukee Common Council as Alderman of the 14th District in April 2004. Alderman Zielinski won re-election in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Tony is a member of the Community and Economic Development Committee, and Judiciary and Legislative Committee.

Alderman Tony Zielinski attended St. John’s Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin, graduating in 1979 with the school’s student rank of Second Lieutenant. 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 and his wife Annette live in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood.



Recognition of Tony's Leadership

•Mexican Fiesta Appreciation Award, August, 2014
•Appreciation Award from Organizing for Action, August 20, 2014
•Best Alderman Award, Shepherd Express Newspaper 2009
•MICAH “To Do What Is Just” award, Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope, 2009
•River Hero Award, Friends of Milwaukee’s Rivers, 2008
•“Ald. Tony Zielinski is a politician who doesn’t waffle under pressure.”
•Wisconsin Film Hero award, 10th Annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival, 2008
•Friend of the Taxpayer award, Citizens for Responsible Government, 2006
•UMOS Building Better Futures award, United Migrant Opportunity Services, 2006
•Milwaukee Police Association Politician of the Year, 2005
•Appreciation Award, Career Youth Development Center, 2004-2009
•Appreciation Award, Journey House, 2003
•Volunteer Award, Journey House, 2002
•Salute Award, African-American County Board Caucus, 2001
•Friend of the Hispanic Community, United Community Center, 1995
•Muchas Gracias Award, Walker Square Neighborhood Association, 1995
•Appreciation Award, Puerto Rican Cultural Committee, 1995
•Milwaukee Enterprise Center South Appreciation Award, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1990


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