Incumbent Spencer Coggs defeats Brandon Methu in Milwaukee City Treasurer race

Spencer Coggs defeated Brandon Methu in the general election for city treasurer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 7. According to unofficial results released April 13, Coggs received 66.8% of the vote to Methu’s 32.9%.

Coggs was first elected city treasurer in 2012. He was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate representing District 6 from 2003 to 2013. He also served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1982 to 2002.

Methu founded OpportunityCrowd, a real estate investment platform, and worked at a commercial real estate firm in Milwaukee. He has also served as a member of Milwaukee’s Board of Review since 2018. The board is appointed by the mayor and is responsible for correcting property assessment errors

The City of Milwaukee describes the city treasurer as the “chief revenue collection and investment officer.” The position includes responsibilities such as making vouchered disbursements, collecting property taxes within the city, and managing certain city funds.