A man who served the Milwaukee County Board as its chairman through political and personal controversy has passed away.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Lee Holloway's passing Thursday morning.
Holloway served the County Board for 18 years, with eight years as its chair.
He served a short stint as county executive when Scott Walker, then in the position, transitioned into the Governor's role.
County Executive Chris Abele also tweeted his reaction.
I extend my heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Lee Holloway. As the 1st African American Chair of the MKE County Board, and the 1st African American County Executive of MKE County, his leadership and dedication to the people of MKE County will not be forgotten.
— Chris Abele (@ChrisAbeleMKE) March 15, 2018