Meet Aaron Perry
I moved to Wisconsin from Minnesota in 2007. In 2009, I moved from Brookfield to Waukesha to buy a house and start a family. We have called Waukesha home ever since then. I was blessed with 3 amazing children, Landon-9, Jackson-7, and Lauren-6. They all attend public school at Prairie Elementary in Waukesha. In 2017, I was blessed to recruit my parents to relocate to Waukesha from Illinois. My Mom started a counseling practice in Waukesha and my Dad serves the faith community as a Pastor.
My experience in politics dates back to 1986, when at age 6, I hung posters and knocked on doors for New Mexico Secretary of State candidate, Rebecca Vigil. She was successful in that election, making her the highest ranking Hispanic woman state-wide elected official in the Country.
The Perry side of my family, originally from Missouri, was also very politically active as elected officials in the 1940's and 1950's, having never lost an election. Some were elected as Democrats and some were elected as Republicans.
City of Waukesha Alderman, District 12
In 2012, just after my son Jackson was born, I was looking for ways to get involved in community and politics. The seat for Alderman of District 12 was open and I decided to pursue it. I was still new to the community and next to no one knew who I was. The cards were stacked against me. But hard work, listening and connecting with those I'd eventually represent earned me 59% of the vote in the spring 2013 election. I was then re-elected in 2016 and 2019. During that time I was also elected by my Council peers to serve as Council President 2 years in a row. I've had an active role in development and redevelopment in the city and served on the finance committee for 7 city budgets. During my tenure as Alderman, I've served on numerous boards and committees.
Setting roots down in such a great community, I've had the honor and opportunity to work with many organizations. Either in my role as an Alderman, resident or father, I've been involved with marketing small businesses and non-profit organizations. I've helped lead local food drives and advocated for the homeless. I've contributed major input on development and redevelopment as I represent the largest growing district in Waukesha. I was thankful to be appointed to represent my children's elementary school on the Superintendent's advisory committee and a member of the PTA. I fully support marriage equality and I will work to continue as a voice and advocate for racial equity in any and all communities.
More about Aaron
I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as networking with others in the area. I've been a member of Fox River Christian Church since 2018 when I reaffirmed my faith through baptism. I enjoy playing, watching and coaching sports. I'm an avid social media user which I will utilize a lot during this campaign so I invite you to connect with me as an additional way to get to know me.
I'm blessed that all 3 of my children will always have Waukesha as their home town. One of the reasons I chose to start a family in Waukesha is the public schools. Their experience at Prairie Elementary has been fantastic as they grow up to become leaders in their own ways. I've had a front row seat to see how special education works and the strides that can be made with the right resources and educators. My middle child, Jackson, is on the autism spectrum. He has gone from non-verbal to verbal among many other breakthroughs due to his school and home environment. He has gone from a special ed class to a mainstream class and excelled. Proving that scholars like him and many others are worth the investment in education, including compensating our educators properly. In addition to that, he has never been bullied which is a testament to the parents, students and inclusion culture that has been accepted in our community. Learning how to communicate with Jackson has been one of the greatest joys of my life.