Mr. Dennis C. Walton is a Community Organizer / Social Entrepreneur and Activist by trade and at heart who believes that no government institution, corporation or business endeavor can truly succeed if it does not serve the interest of making people and communities a better place. Mr. Walton in his leadership capacity works with the highest level of government officials and business leadership locally, nationally and internationally. As a loving father of three children, two boys and one girl, ages 18,17,9. He has a professional background and experience in commercial and residential real-estate development, finance, business development and entertainment. Mr. Walton was previously the Site Coordinator for the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP) a federal program commissioned by President Obama to help residents and families in Milwaukee WI, Amani Community become more engaged and active in civic duty and resident based solutions to address the issues of violence and resident leadership. He is now the Resident Leader for the Amani community where his focus is to change negative community systems through resident engagement which leads to resident empowerment. Mr Walton spent several years as the Outreach Coordinator for the Mayor of Milwaukee, Fatherhood Initiative (MFI) before he became Co-Director. In Mr. Waltons role within the MFI he has mentored, counseled, served and saved the lives of thousands of mothers, fathers and children in the City of Milwaukee. After several years of leading the (MFI) Mr. Walton saw fit to expand the vision of fatherhood work beyond the local level and in 2017 became the Founder and President of Made Men Worldwide Inc. where he works with fathers, families and institutions to raise the awareness of the importance of fatherhood locally, nationally, and internationally. Mr. Walton is also working very diligently to help bridge the digital divide in underserved communities globally. He is a Portal Ambassador and Shared Studios Global Portal Director, Co-host of one of Milwaukee’s most popular talk radio programs and assistant producer, organizer and feature in one of Milwaukee’s most successful film documentaries Milwaukee 53206 which has been the catalyst for leading the discussion nationwide about criminal justice reform and the Mass Incarceration of black men. Which is why he has decided to take his twenty plus years of experience in serving community to the next level and run as a candidate for State Representative for the 16th Assembly District. It is Mr. Walton's belief that as an independent thinker it's time to give our community the option to choose an independent candidate, one who is not beholding to any party politics but who is truly in line with the voice and spirit of the people.
Dennis C. Walton, Independent Candidate for State Representative for the 16th Assembly District
Strong families, equal strong communities. Fathers and families must be provided adequate access to resources to ensure the success of healthy family development.
Health is wealth. The removal and eradication of lead laterals, food deserts, racism, poverty and violence must be prioritized in our state legislature.
We can no longer continue to use the raising of property taxes as a weapon to penalize constituent's. We must find creative ways, to relieve the restraints and burdens that businesses and homeowners endure, without the the threat of penalty, punishment or loss of property.
Criminal justice reform in the United States is aimed at fixing perceived errors in the criminal justice system. The 16th Assembly District is home to 53206. One of the most incarcerated zip codes of black men in the United States. We must prioritize reform that includes decreasing the Wisconsin prison population or decarceration, reducing prison sentences that are perceived to be too harsh and long, altering drug sentencing policy, policing reform, reducing overcriminalization, and juvenile justice reform.
Every American citizen deserves to be safe. We can no longer allow our residents and constituents to be held hostage and taken advantage of by those who refuse to respect the law. Adequate policing and the enforcement of law is a fundamental right that we must ensure for every citizen.
Homeownership is the foundation for wealth creation. As State Representative for the 16th Assembly District. I will work diligently to make sure that we decrease the foreclosure rates and significantly increase homeownership opportunities.
In order to successfully grow our communities we must properly and responsibly invest in education. We must look at all models of success and not allow politics to prevent us from holding on to outdated norms and forms of class room style or instruction that is not properly suited or preparing our children to be successful in todays world. The way that we will properly secure our futures will be through the proper investment and nurturing of our youth.
I understand clearly that economic development efforts are important to a community, A proactive approach to helping businesses and entrepreneurs also directly helps our communities to become and maintain as a great place to live, work, and play, now and into the future. As State Representative I will work to make sure that the 16th Assembly District is properly open for business. We will leverage investment that continues to grow our economy and give birth to new employers, entrepreneurs, and investors.