MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Tom Ament’s death is causing many in the political arena to pause and reflect on the former Milwaukee County Executive’s life and legacy.
Ament served on the Milwaukee County Board and later the chairman. Then in 1992, voters made him County Executive.
Mark Borkowski was elected a county board member the same year Ament became County Executive.
“I’ll tell you he was a county government guy through and through,” said Borkowski. “I think his legacy later will prove that he was an outstanding County Executive.”
Borkowski says in his 30 plus years of service, Ament put his footprint on many things in the county — including a new jail, growth on the grounds where we find Froedtert Hospital and much more.
But it’s the dark cloud of the pension scandal that lingers in people’s minds.