County Board votes to fire attorney Kimberly Walker

CREATED Jun. 20, 2013

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  • Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Image by Mike De Sisti - Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Board has voted to remove Kimberly Walker from the position of Corporation Counsel.

"The move to fire Walker was revealed late Tuesday by Walker, who said she was told that at least 12 supervisors would vote to fire her," the Journal Sentinel said. "She suggested gender and race bias was behind the effort. Walker is African-American. Abele's spokesman said the firing attempt was political payback for Act 14."

Act 14, which is state legislation that would limit the power of the board and cut their pay. It is backed by Abele.

However, the supervisors said "several missteps" were the reason for the vote.

The board voted 13-5 for the removal of Walker. According to the Journal Sentinel, there was no debate.