Max is an LGBTQ+ climate justice activist running for the Madison Common Council. He grew up in Madison, WI and is now a freshman at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Max has spent countless hours organizing in this community to uplift and empower young people.
At 17, he and his peers founded a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating the climate crisis and empowering youth in Wisconsin. His work with the organization led the group to raise almost $30,000 for climate campaigns. At 18, he was selected as a delegate to the United Nations Climate Action Summit along with other national youth climate leaders in the movement. After witnessing dysfunction and breakdown of discussions at this international summit, he recognized the importance of local governments in combating the greatest existential threat of our times, not to mention tackling issues like social injustice, tenant protections, and many more.
When elected, Max will be the youngest elected official in Wisconsin.