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John is a lifelong resident of Franklin and previously served 6 years as Alderman for the City of Franklin.  John attended the Franklin school system from Country Dale Elementary through Franklin High School.  


John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.  He has served as a law enforcement professional since 1994 and holds the current rank of Lieutenant with the Waterford Police Department. 

Current Term Service Experience as the Appointed Aldermanic Representative:

Since 2020:

  • Board of Public Works
  • Personnel Committee
  • Environmental Commission
  • Fair Commission

Other Municipal Experience:

  • Business Licensing Committee for 5 years
  • City Finance Committee for 5 years
  • Vice President and member, Fire and Police Commission for 8.5 years
  • Member of the Parks Commission for 3 years   


April 2023 thru April 2026

Mayor John Nelson
Mayor John Nelson

Term thru April 2026
7787 S. North Cape Road
Franklin, WI  53132

Phone:  414-427-7529
Fax:  414-425-6428

Chairman of Plan Commission and Community Development Authority.