Cavalier Johnson

American politician

Cavalier Johnson (born November 5, 1986) is an American politician. He is the 45th and current mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2021. He was Milwaukee Common Council president as well as Milwaukee's 2nd District alderman.

Cavalier Johnson
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45th Mayor of Milwaukee
Assumed office
December 22, 2021
Acting: December 22, 2021 – April 13, 2022
Preceded byTom Barrett
Personal details
Born (1986-11-05) November 5, 1986 (age 35)
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison (BA)

In April 2022, Johnson won a special election, becoming the first African-American elected mayor of Milwaukee.[1]


  1. Rife, Adam (April 5, 2022). "Cavalier Johnson Elected 45th Mayor of Milwaukee". CBS 58. Retrieved April 6, 2022.