Fourteenth District Alderman Tony Zielinski was first elected supervisor of Milwaukee County's 12th District in 1988 and was re-elected in 1992, 1996, and 2000. He served as chair of the Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee and as a member of the Personnel Committee.
Alderman Zielinski attended St. John's Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin, graduating in 1979 with the school's student rank of Second Lieutenant. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Master of Business Administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University Law School.
Tony Zielinski was first elected to the Common Council as Alderman of the 14th District in April 2004, and he won re-election in April 2008 with 84% of the vote, and with 57% of the vote in April 2012. He chairs the Licenses Committee, and is a member of the Community and Economic Development Committee and the Steering and Rules Committee. Active in many community groups in the 14th District, he involves himself in the Inter-Organization Council of Bay View Incorporated, the Bay View Historical Society, the Ohio Park Neighborhood Association, the Kinnickinnic Avenue Business Improvement District and the South Side Business Club, as well as other organizations.
He is a health enthusiast who enjoys jogging and lifting weights. Reading and playing chess are two other areas of interest. This latter interest culminated in his winning the Conference Chess Championship in school. He has completed numerous long distance running events over the past several years, including marathons and half marathons.