We’ve all heard of “Koerri Elijah!” He’s the skateboarding streamer. He provided a service that was enjoyed by many. He traveled around on his skateboard throughout the City and live-streamed the rioting and looting during the George Floyd and Jacob Blake Riots while we watched from our homes.
According to a press release dated June 18, 2024 (sic), he is running to be the next mayor of Kenosha. Koerri, who’s real name is Koerri Washington, dubs himself the “savior of the Kenosha Dinosaur Museum.”
Koerri is a democrat and believed that Kyle Rittenhouse should have been convicted of murder for his self-defense shootings of two evil men. He didn’t always used to be a democrat, however. In 2010 – 2016, he hosted a podcast called “The Average Liberator.” He called himself a libertarian and advocated for the City of Kenosha to stop putting fluoride in the water. He has since changed political parties, in part because he was ticketed and arrested several times by Kenosha Police. He met with the Chief of police circa 2014 and expressed his frustration. He was told that if he got his drivers licenses back he wouldn’t be pulled over. Washington blamed the “racist” Kenosha Police Department.
KCE reached out to Washington to see if he yet obtained a valid driver’s license and a vehicle. Even if you apply for a job at The Gap, the first questions is usually, “Do you have reliable transportation?” Washington didn’t respond to our inquiry. Washington also has a concerning criminal record.
In 2007, Koerri was charged with Felony Criminal Damage to Property
Prosecutors said Koerri and his friend shattered all the windows of a car with baseball bats that belonged to a man they wanted to fight. Koerri took a plea deal and pled guilty.
In 2008, Koerri was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Deliver after he was pulled over with drugs in the car wrapped in individual baggies. He took a plea deal and pled guilty.
In 2007, and twice in 2008 Koerri was charged and convicted in Municipal Court with open intoxicants in a vehicle, once while driving.
In 2010, Koerri was a suspect in a case in which a man who fit his description threw a brick through a window of a home. The suspect was thought to be Koerri. He was ID’d by a witness, but KPD didn’t arrest Koerri.
Washington joins Alderman David Bogdala and Lydia Spotswood in the mayoral race.