TRIBUTE TO LEE HOLLOWAY; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 47
(Extensions of Remarks - March 19, 2018)

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                        TRIBUTE TO LEE HOLLOWAY


                            HON. GWEN MOORE

                              of wisconsin

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 19, 2018

  Ms. MOORE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to my friend Lee 
Holloway. He served for 20 years in Milwaukee County in many positions 
including: a Milwaukee County Supervisor and Chairman for the Milwaukee 
County Board and County Executive of Milwaukee County. Mr. Lee Holloway 
passed away on March 14, 2018 at the age of 71.
  Mr. Holloway was a life-long Milwaukee resident. He was a product of 
the public school system and a graduate of Lincoln High School where he 
excelled at football. He was granted an athletic scholarship to the 
University of Arkansas and graduated in 1969 and earned an M.S. in 
developmental disabilities from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee 
in 1972.
  Prior to becoming an elected official, Lee Holloway was a guidance 
counselor at Messmer High School. He was a health care field innovator 
and served as the Chief Operating Officer of both the Inner City 
Development Project-North and the Milwaukee Comprehensive Community 
Health Center. Mr. Holloway championed healthcare for the poor and 
unemployed people.
  Lee Holloway was initially elected in 1992 as a Milwaukee County 
Supervisor representing the 5th District and in 2004 became the first 
African American elected as Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of 
Supervisors and served in this position for 8 years. In 2010, he became 
the first African American County Executive of Milwaukee County for a 
brief period where he served dually in this position and that as Chair 
of the Milwaukee County Board. Mr. Holloway led efforts to create a 
county general assistance health safety net program; this program was 
later expanded statewide as Badger Care. He also successfully led the 
effort to win voter approval of a county sales tax increase in a 2008 
  Mr. Holloway and his wife Lynda were very involved in the Milwaukee 
Kickers Club; they guided the Simba League to provide an entrance for 
inner city youth to participate in soccer through the Milwaukee Kickers 
  Lee Holloway leaves behind his loving wife Lynda, six sons and two 
granddaughters and five grandsons and a host of other relatives and 
friends to mourn his passing. He leaves a strong legacy of leadership 
for his children and grandchildren to model.
  Mr. Speaker, Lee Holloway was a Milwaukee and Wisconsin trailblazer 
and will be remembered for his service to the 4th Congressional 
District. I urge you and my colleagues in the U.S. House of 
Representatives to join me in a salute to the late Lee Holloway.