MILWAUKEE- If 2020 was supposed to be Milwaukee’s year to shine, 2021 was the year the city would reap the benefits, however a worldwide pandemic has all but snuffed out that opportunity.
Due to the ongoing health crisis, delegates for the democratic party were told to stay home. That ask not only affected travelers from states like Texas, California, and New York, but also the ones right here in the Badger State.
“Being born in Milwaukee and having that opportunity to represent Milwaukee at the convention it’s very sad that the city lost out on all the money that was supposed to come, but we’re trying to make the best of it.”
First time delegate Aleksander Kostal says the idea of having the convention in his home town was enough to get him to run for the position in the first place.
The same goes for fellow first time delegates Chris Walton, Nicholas Katers, and Tommy Molina.
Walton, who also serves as the Chairman of the Milwaukee Democrats says he’s made the best of a bad situation, “Of course we would have loved to feel the energy of the crowd and have the balloon drop but it’s been alright, it’s worked.”
You can hear Aleksander, Chris, Nicholas, and Tommy’s stories in the player above.