Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke won a spot on the Milwaukee mayoral ballot yesterday with only 19 signatures above the 1,500 needed. He faces a continued legal fight from candidate Vincent Bobot, a former judge, says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Nine other candidates made the ballot without problems. The top two finishers Feb. 17 will advance to the April 6 election. The winner will replace former Mayor John O. Norquist, who left office on Jan. 2.
Clarke ran for sheriff as a Democrat, but he is considered more philosophically aligned with Republicans. The election is non-partisan. Former Police Chief Arthur Jones also is running.