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Four County Board supervisors reportedly attempting to oust Dimitrijevic as their leader

CREATED Apr 26, 2013 - UPDATED: Apr 26, 2013

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  • Milwaukee County Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic was sworn into office on April 16, 2012. Image by Rick Wood - Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE - Four Milwaukee County Board supervisors are reportedly attempting to have Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic step down as their leader.

Daniel Bice with the Journal Sentinel reports that the four supervisors, "three conservatives and one liberal -- circulated a memo on Friday asking other supervisors to join them in their attempt to dump Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic their leader."

The four supervisors, Mark Borkowski, Steve Taylor, Deanna Alexander and John Weishan, said if the memo is successful, they will ask for Dimitrijevic's resignation.

"If that doesn't take place we ask you to join us in the process of that removal," the memo reportedly said, according to Bice. "Please let us know of your commitment by noon on Monday, April 29, 2013."

Bice said he doesn't believe the supervisors have yet lined up a replacement. Dimitrijevic has not yet commented on the reported memo.

Marina Dimitrijevic sent out a statement on Friday responding to the memo, saying -

“Sometimes it’s difficult to be a leader. There are challenges and you have to make tough choices. This political stunt is a distraction by people who support the state bill or the status quo. Many said we would never reform, and we have proved them wrong. Let’s move forward to the real issues facing the people of Milwaukee County.”