Daniel G. Riemer
Daniel G. Riemer
3022 S 39th St., Milwaukee, WI 53215
From candidate's Facebook page
I was born and raised in Milwaukee. I come from a long line of hard-working Wisconsinites. My mother is a Milwaukee Public Schools speech and language pathologist. My father is a public interest attorney.
Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. My Grandma Florence Grzeskowiak was born on Milwaukee's South Side and graduated from Bay View High School. She and two of my other grandparents served in World War II. They worked in nursing, sales, and education.
Most of my 18 cousins, and 10 aunts and uncles, were born and raised in the Milwaukee area. Many still live on the South Side. My generation is now starting careers and families, mostly in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.
Milwaukee has always been my home. I attended Highland Community School, MacDowell Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, and Rufus King High School. Early on, I learned that if you work hard you can achieve personal success and give back to your community.
As a teenager, I worked as a Milwaukee County lifeguard and directed a soccer camp for the MPS summer recreation program. I did these jobs with a great deal of joy because of my own experiences as a kid swimming at Jackson Park pool and playing soccer in high school.
I graduated with honors from the University of Chicago. I worked my way through college as a soccer coach, cafe clerk, and house painter. I then enrolled in law school at the University of Wisconsin.
I want to use the law to help make people’s lives better in the same community that gave so much to me. I've always been someone who faces problems, looks for creative answers, and works with other people to put practical solutions in place. I'm not willing to sit back and let Wisconsin's problems go unsolved.
My family and my community taught me to play an active role in making my community a better place to live and work.