Representative Kalan R. Haywood II represents Wisconsin’s Sensational 16th District. He is the youngest African American to ever be elected to state office in Wisconsin history. He also currently serves as the youngest legislator in Wisconsin and possibly the nation. In office Rep. Haywood plans to push the needle forward on key issues like education, economic development, and public safety. He also works tirelessly to change the narrative of what is possible in hopes to inspire young people, his peers, and let them know that the time is now, you don't have to wait to be great.
Prior to being elected to office, Haywood served as President of the City of Milwaukee Youth Council. He represented the 6th aldermanic district on the City of Milwaukee Youth Council. In this role he is responsible for assessing, evaluating and communicating community needs and resources relative to the protection and promotion of city youth and to evaluate and recommend changes in laws, policies, procedures and practices to improve community conditions and promote wholesome youth development. As a member of the Youth Council he also recommended funding allocations for program proposals authorized by the Common Council.
A Milwaukee native and Sophomore at Cardinal Stritch University, Kalan serves as Chair of the City of Milwaukee Restorative Justice Advisory Board. He is a dedicated member of this community with experience in community organizing and community empowerment. He hopes to strengthen his leadership skills while helping to maximize positive opportunities for young people while improving the community.
At the tender age of 19, Kalan has shared his vision for a great Milwaukee in a number of media appearances including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Our Issues Milwaukee (CW18/My24), Wisconsin Public Radio, and many other speaking engagements." Haywood is a very committed, hardworking and honest young professional with excellent communication and organization skills. Goal oriented, diverse team member with leadership skills that is focused to maximizing opportunities that enhance, both, personal and community growth.