How he been in office for 17 years Tom Barrett (Wisconsin politician) - Wikipedia Thomas Mark Barrett (born December 8, 1953) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has served as the 44th Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2004. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003, and the Wisconsin State Senate from 1989 to 1993. He previously served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1984 until 1989. And isn't Milwaukee majority Black? How he keep winning?? Honestly, I'm just shocked that there don't appear to be term limits there. Where else in America can you be the Mayor forever?