Ben Wolkowitz, Democratic Candidate for Borough Council in Madison

2012 will be Wolkowitz’s first run for public office.

General Information

Name : Mr. Ben Wolkowitz
Date of birth : 2 July 1945
Place of residence : Madison



Attended college : Yes
College : Queens College
Degree : BA
Year of graduation : 1966

Grad school

Ph D.

University : Brown University
Area of research : Economics
Year of graduation : 1970

Employment Information

Job titles held : Managing Director, Vice President, Section Chief, Assistant Professor Section Chief, Assistant Professor
Employers : Morgan Stanley, Federal Reserve Board, Tulane University

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Borough Council
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA

Campaign Manager

Name : Dave Luber
Title : Campaign Manager


Website : www.madison-dems.org

Other facts

  • Member of the Madison Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Borough Representative to the Ten Towns Committee
  • Volunteer for the Madison Environmental Commission focusing on reducing the cost of electricity and promoting solar power
  • Membership Chair and Board Member of the Rotary Club of Madison
  • Rotary Club member participating in library grounds maintenance, Literacy Day at Kings Road School, garden construction and maintenance at Rex Tucker Senior Housing among other projects
  • Chairman of the Great Swamp Watershed Association
  • Fundraiser for Madison Area YMCA Annual Fund Campaign
  • Managing Director at Morgan Stanley for 16 years creating and running several successful businesses
  • Vice Chair of the Futures Industry Association and among the first inductees into the Futures Industry Hall of Fame
  • Chairman of the Technology Committee of the Bond Market Association
  • Founded and ran Madison Financial Technology Partners for 10 years. Clients included IBM, Moneyline, Headstrong and the Bond Market Association.
  • Federal Reserve Board, Section Chief Division of Research and Statistics for 7 years.
  • Assistant Professor, Economics Tulane University
  • Published 25 articles and co-authored a book on financial markets. Lectured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on financial markets.


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