Alderman Joe Dudzik has been a resident of Milwaukee's 11th District for 48 of his 50 years. Alderman Dudzik has a strong background in city government and community involvement. He also served for more than 20 years in the city's Department of Public Works.
Elected in a special election on April 2, 2002, Alderman Dudzik won his first elected office and continues to serve as 11th District alderman after winning his seat again in 2004, 2008 and 2012.
He founded and has served as chair of the Euclid Park Neighborhood Association, and also served as treasurer of the Crime Prevention Neighborhood Advisory Council for the 6th Police District. His work in the community has included service as a volunteer for the Special Olympics, as a youth softball and soccer coach and as an instructor at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
Alderman Dudzik has strong ties to organized labor. He was vice president/trustee of Local 47 of AFSCME District Council 48, was a delegate of Milwaukee County Labor Council and is a member of the Milwaukee Municipal Engineers Association. He graduated from Hamilton High School and attended UW-Madison, UW-Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Alderman Dudzik and his wife Lynn are members of St. Matthias Parish and have two sons, Jake and Jeffrey.
Alderman Dudzik currently serves on the Licenses Committee and the Finance and Personnel Committee.