Ernst Franzen

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Ernie Franzen

Ernst Franzen
Alderperson - District 4
Appointed 2018

7836 St. Anne Ct.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Phone: (414) 510-5575

Welcome to District 4

Raised and educated in Milwaukee, I've been a Wauwatosa resident since 1988.


A journalist for nearly 40 years, I started my career with the Wauwatosa News-Times and then spent 35 years at the Journal Sentinel as a reporter, editor, columnist and opinion writer.

Civic Involvement

I currently serve on:

  • Community Affairs Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Tourism Commission


I have been married to my wife Eileen since 1986. We are the proud parents of five children who attended St. Jude's grade school. Our daughter Mary is a proud graduate of Wauwatosa East High School.


Carroll College - B.A.