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A year 2000 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sherwin Hughes began his professional career as a community organizer with the YMCA Community Development Corporation. In 2002, Hughes was offered a position as field representative for Congressman Tom Barrett (WI-5). In 2004, Hughes was hired as a statewide constituency director for the Kerry/Edwards campaign. After the presidential race of '04, Hughes was brought on as a business analyst in mayor Tom Barrett's department of administration-where he certified minority businesses for participation on city contracts.

In 2005, Hughes was appointed as Governor James Doyle's sole designee on the Wisconsin State Elections Board. In 2007, he would become chair. Sherwin was the only African American in state history to serve in the administrations of both an incumbent mayor and governor simultaneously In 2006, Hughes incorporated STH & Associates, LLC a political consulting firm. In 2008, Hughes became communications director for Wisconsin state senator Lena C. Taylor. In 2010, Hughes became Wisconsin state field director for Democrats for Education Reform. July 2012, Hughes became the host of "The Forum," a political talk show on WNOV in Milwaukee.



Recent Articles
 
 Festival Guide - June 19, 2017
 4 diverse summer festivals to experience the real Milwaukee
 One of the unfortunate consequences of our segregation here is that some festivals buried deep in the core of our city have never been experienced by some lifelong Milwaukee residents. Here are four tastes of diverse Milwaukee you shouldn't miss.
 
 Bars & Clubs - March 15, 2017
 The Forum: Bay View's Revel Bar brings Brew City together
 When talking about historic Milwaukee, the Bay View neighborhood is worthy of note - and one of my favorite bars in the entire city is in the heart of that neighborhood: Revel Bar.
 
 Marketplace - March 1, 2017
 The Forum: 5 slick gadgets worth geeking out about
 Do you love technology? Do you marvel at modern gadgetry? If you answered yes, then you're in luck. There are currently a ton of nifty electronics devices on the market for the for the savvy consumer. Here are a few of the best.
 
 Marketplace - February 16, 2017
 The Forum: What to expect at the 2017 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show
 Whether you're attending the Auto Show for the family friendly activities or if you're looking to upgrade your current ride, make sure you check out a few of these all-new for 2017 offerings from American, European and Japanese automakers.
 
 Marketplace - February 8, 2017
 The Forum: The best of the North American International Auto Show (Part 1)
 Billed as the largest display of automotive technology and concept vehicles, last month's 2017 North American International Auto Show made the future look bright for consumers and car companies alike. Here's Part 1, describing some of the best on display.
 
 Movies & TV - February 1, 2017
 The Forum: Black history is American history
 It's more coincidence than irony that the Oscars will air during Black History Month. Long criticized for its painfully obvious lack of diversity, I'm optimistic that Hollywood - and others - are starting to see the writing on the wall.
 
 Buzz - January 27, 2017
 The Forum: The Corporate States of America
 America is a country but far more like a corporation, and these next four years under our newly elected CEO should be an exciting adventure for corporate America. What could possibly go wrong?
 
 Buzz - January 20, 2017
 The Forum: Two inaugurations summon two very different emotions
 Last week, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech to the nation. A few days ago, I watched his last press conference. The era of #44 is officially over. The inauguration of Donald J. Trump is in effect. Everything is different now.
 
 #RaiseMKE - January 11, 2017
 The Forum: MERI offers no solutions, no hope for Sherman Park
 It should of be of deep concern when our local government officials arrive at the Milwaukee Employment/Renovation Initiative (MERI), an idea to sell homes in the greater Sherman Park area for only $1.
 
 Living - December 28, 2016
 The Forum: A guys' guide to getting a second date
 Almost two decades into the 21st century, public attitudes toward marriage have changed - and the world of modern day dating has along the way, as well. As someone who has been on his fair share of outings, here are a few tips.
 


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