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Pratt confirmed as interim Milwaukee County executive

The Milwaukee County Board on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Marvin Pratt as interim county executive by a 14-2 vote. Pratt will hold the post until the April 5 election.

Pratt, a longtime Milwaukee alderman, served as the city’s acting mayor briefly after the resignation of John Norquist. In 2004, he was defeated in his bid for mayor by Tom Barrett.

Lee Holloway, the county board chairman, assumed the position of acting county executive after Scott Walker was sworn in as governor Jan. 3.

Holloway is one of five candidates running in the Feb. 15 contest to replace Walker. The top-two candidates will face off in the April 5 general election.

Supervisors John Weishan Jr. and Mark Borkowski opposed Pratt’s appointment.

— Marie Rohde

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