Peter Burgelis

Milwaukee Common Council, District 11

Peter will be the first openly LGBTQ Milwaukee City Councilmember!


Peter is a first generation Latvian-American, non-profit leader, entrepreneur and LGBTQ community advocate. He grew up in Wauwatosa, WI and graduated from Marquette University High School. He attended The George Washington University but ultimately graduated from the University of Louisville (BA Political Science). Prior to joining the mortgage industry, he was executive director for a non-profit Latvian organization in Michigan and owned a restaurant in Louisville, KY. A mortgage professional since 2004, he returned to Milwaukee in 2012. He is active in the non-profit community and takes pride in supporting worthy causes.
Peter enjoys spending time with his two adored nieces and two fantastic nephews. He resides in the Jackson Park neighborhood of Milwaukee with his beagle, Booker.

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