Allyn Monroe Swan
Allyn Monroe Swan
Milwaukee, WI. 53224
From candidate Website
Allyn Monroe Swan plans to bring all of his experience in working with our children, caring for our sick, advocating for our community and passion for people to the forefront to represent the sixth Senate District of Wisconsin. He has worked diligently to meet the needs of people where they live.
Allyn’s passion for politics and desire to touch the world was influenced by trail blazers in his reach. He was 8 years old when his father Monroe Swan signed the Senate Log book as the first African American State Senator in the state of Wisconsin in 1973. In that same year, his cousin Rudolph Clay was also the first African American state senator in the state of Indiana, and more recently served as the Mayor of Gary, IN until 2010. His uncle Ben Swan presently serves as State Representative for the state of Massachusetts. His cousin Annette Polly Williams also served as a political force to be reckoned with as she served as a state Representative in the state of Wisconsin until 2010. These influences have helped to shape the servant heart he has.
Allyn is in love with his wife Erin and he is the proud father of Matthew and Dominque. He is a Spiritual Care Coordinator at Heartland Hospice, where he journeys with the terminally ill throughout our community to help facilitate their end of life spiritual/emotional concerns. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy along with a Masters of Art in Religion and a Master of Divinity. Allyn completed his residency and internship in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Sinai Samaritan. He also completed a geriatric unit of CPE at the Village at Manor Park.
Allyn has been a servant in his community for the past 30 years. Although he was born and raised in Milwaukee, he has served his community in additional locations. He taught Texas History at Dallas Second Chance School where all of his students were teen offenders. He counseled severely emotionally disturbed children that had been sexualized, abandoned and abused at the Los Angeles Children Aid Society. He was involved in restorative work as he participated in the L. A. riots with Alderman Mark Ridley Thomas and the Grace Temple Baptist Church along with the Los Angeles Pastor’s Union. He served as Placement Specialist Residential Advisor for the High School Equivalency program, where he worked with Migrant worker youth and young adults; as, he helped them to achieve their GED. He has worked in health care for the last sixteen years in crisis care, curative care, long term care, palliative care and hospice care as a chaplain. He served on staff as youth pastor in Altadena California at Metropolitan Baptist Church. He pastored the People’s Community Church here in Milwaukee; He served on the Executive Board for the Milwaukee Black Liberation Theology-Project. He has been a mentor speaker for the Journey into Manhood with Children’s Hospital Project Ujima. He has provided lectures and in services on the following topics: Patients are Subjects not Objects, Multiculturalism at the End of Life Care, Grief, Guilt and the Permission to be Kind to Oneself , and Honor, Integrity and Respect. He also marched with the Stop the Violence Campaign.
For his diligent service, Allyn has been honored by Cardinal Stritch University Call to the City Consultation 2006 “Sign of Hope.” He is also the recipient of the North Side YMCA Strong Kids honoree as Parent Volunteer of the Year.