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Bobot to announce run for Milwaukee City attorney

Vincent Bobot — a former police officer, assistant city attorney, municipal judge and most recently a private attorney — will announce his candidacy for Milwaukee City attorney on Wednesday.

The announcement will be made at 3 p.m. at one of his law offices at 1578 W. National Ave. on Wednesday.

Bobot was the first student to earn his law degree part-time from Marquette Law School while serving as a police officer from 1971 to 1993, according to a news release. Bobot was named Police Officer of the Year by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association in 1977. He also received the Civic Award for Heroism from the State Street Advancement Association and Miller Brewing Co. in 1977.

Bobot received 28 Meritorious Arrest Citations while a police officer for his actions for apprehending criminals involved in crimes such as burglary, armed robbery and murder. He also served as a trustee with the Milwaukee Police Supervisors Association.

Bobot served as an assistant city attorney from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2008 and was a president of the Municipal Attorney’s Association. He went on to serve as a Milwaukee municipal judge from 1999 to 2003 and served on the faculty of the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association.

In addition to serving as a private attorney, Bobot was twice elected as a commissioner of the Milwaukee Social Development Commission, which he currently serves as vice chairman. He also serves on the board of the SDC Properties Corp. and the Social Development Foundation. He was named Commissioner of the Year in 2017.

Bobot is past-president of the 13th District Neighborhood Association and a member of the Southside Scholarship Foundation. He is a former member of the St. Joseph’s Foundation and the Southside Business Association.

The Milwaukee resident is currently the chairman of the Administrative Review Appeals Board for the city of Milwaukee.

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