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Alderman Bohl's Biography

James A. Bohl, Jr. has served the residents of the 5th Aldermanic District on the Milwaukee Common Council since April of 2000, and is currently in his fifth full term on the Council.

Jim is a native of Milwaukee’s northwest side. He graduated from James Madison High School in 1989, before earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Marquette University in 1993 and 1996.

In his capacity as Alderman, Jim serves as chairman of the Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee, and is a member of the Public Works Committee and the Steering and Rules Committees.  He served on the city’s Local Business Action Team and spent 12 years on the Common Council’s Licenses Committee, including two stints as its chair. 

Jim has served on a number of community boards over the years, including a lengthy tenure at VISIT Milwaukee, service as the Acting President/Vice-President of the Milwaukee Survive Alive Foundation Board, and his current position on the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Commission.  

Prior to his election to office, Jim taught at James Madison University High School in Milwaukee and served as an aide to then-Congressman Tom Barrett. He and his wife, Calleen, have three daughters.

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Committee Assignments

Chair: Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee
Vice Chair: Licenses Committee
Member: Steering and Rules Committee