Before you head to the polls on April 2, here's everything you need to know about where to vote and what's going to be on the ballot.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Chad Gigowski, 27, has been charged with three felony counts of election fraud after police say he voted twice in the presidential election last fall.
A 27-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with voter fraud after police say he voted in the November presidential election both in Milwaukee and Greenfield last fall. Chad Gigowski was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on March 21, with three counts of felony election fraud, one each for voting more than once, registering in more than one place and providing false information to an election official. If convicted of all three counts, Gigowski faces a maximum of 10 ½ years of imprisonment and $30,000 in fines. According to court documents, Gigowski signed a Milwaukee Election Day registration form on Nov. 6, using a Milwaukee address in the 2600 block of West Ramsey Avenue. He then voted at Garland School, 1420 West Goldcrest Ave…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Friday is the last day for residents to vote early in person for Tuesday's election and clerks' offices across the state, including Greenfield's, are required to be open.
With the spring election on Tuesday, muncipal clerks' offices across the state - including Greenfield - are required to be open on Good Friday. The clerk’s office at Greenfield City Hall will be open for in-person absentee voting and other election details that day, but only the building's south entrance will be open since all other offices will be closed. Friday is the deadline for in-person voting. You may also cast an absentee ballot by mail, but it must be postmarked no later than Tuesday. Here is more information on voting early in Wisconsin. "The absentee voting statutes provide no exemption from or postponement for deadlines occurring on the Thursday or Friday before the Spring Election, regardless of their relationship to religious…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Incumbent Rick Moze and Robert Hansen are the only two candidates on the ballot for the Greenfield School Board. The election is April 2.
Barring an unexpected write-in candidate emerging in the next week, Robert Hansen, a regular attendee at Greenfield School Board and Common Council meetings, will join the Greenfield School Board in April. Hansen is one of only two candidates vying for two seats in the April 2 spring election. The other is incumbent Rick Moze. Don Carlson is not running for re-election. Here’s your chance to get to know your candidates better before hitting the polls April 2: Age: 36 Family: Engaged, single father of a daughter attending elementary school in the district. Occupation: Quality Control Technician at Lou's Auto Body - Carstar Education: Graduated high school from Escanaba Sr. High, Majored in English at Bay De Noc Community College, Kalamazoo …
Stephanie Richter is seeking a second term on the Whitnall School Board, while LuAnn Bird is running in the uncontested election on April 2.
The Whitnall School Board will have one new face come April. Barring an unexpected write-in candidacy, LuAnn Bird will replace Richard Kollauf, who was selected to finish out the term of a board member who resigned last year. Stephanie Richter, the incumbent, is also on the ballot again and is seeking a second term in the April 2 election. Bird and Richter are the only two candidates on the ballot, and there are two seats available. Age: 40 Family: Married to Jon, mother to Rebecca Occupation: Office manager, Tadych Financial Services Education: 1990 Graduate of Whitnall; Bachelor's degree, Alverno College December of 1994; currently accepted as a master's degree candidate for the Helen Bader School of Social Work, UW-Milwaukee. How long …
Gov. Scott Walker is coming out with a book that chronicles the controversy over his 2011 budget reforms. The book already has a title, but that didn't stop people from taking to Twitter with their own suggestions.
Gov. Scott Walker’s book, which will be titled “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge,” is set to hit the bookstores shelves sometime late in 2013. Sentinel imprint of Penguin Group announced Tuesday that it has acquired the rights to the book. The book chronicles Walker’s budget reforms in 2011, which sparked massive protests and counter protests. During the budget-making process, Walker sought to erase a $3.6 billion deficit by eliminating their ability to collectively bargain and asked unions to pay more for their insurance and pensions. At one point, almost 100,000 people protested Walker’s budget and a number of Democrats left the state to protest his proposal. "This book tells the dramatic story of how one brave …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Tom Anthony and Tony Staskunas are running for the the 17th District supervisor's seat on the Milwaukee County Board in a special election on April 2.
Two candidates are running in a special election April 2 to replace Joe Sanfelippo as County Board supervisor in the 17th District, which includes part of Greendale and Greenfield. Entertainer Tom Anthony of Greenfield and former state legislator Tony Staskunas of West Allis will face off for the spot vacated by Sanfelippo, who left the board after winning a State Assembly seat in the 15th District in the November election (Click on links for profiles on each candidate). To provide voters with the most information on where the candidates stand on the issues facing the county, Greenfield Patch asked each candidate to answer a few questions about the race. Here, in their own words, are the candidates' responses.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Incumbent Judge Rebecca Bradley being challenged by prosecutor Janet Protasiewicz in the April 2 election for the Branch 45 seat on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
Incumbent Rebecca Bradley, who was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to fill a judicial vacancy in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, will face Janet Protasiewicz in the nonpartisan election for the Branch 45 seat on April 2. Bradley, a Wauwatosa resident, has spent her legal career in private practice, most recently as a business litigator with the firm Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. According to her website, Bradley volunteered her services to families of developmentally disabled youth in guardianship proceedings. Protasiewicz, a Marquette Law School graduate, has been a Milwaukee County prosecutor for nearly 25 years in both civil and criminal court. She prosecutes violent felonies and currently teaches …
Incumbent Tony Evers is taking on state Rep. Don Pridemore in the April 2 election for Wisconsin's top education post.
State Superintendent of School Tony Evers will face state Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) in his bid for re-election in the April 2 election. Both candidates in the nonpartisan race say they're focused on improving the quality of education in Wisconsin, but they differ on the best way to accomplish that goal. Evers, a Plymouth native, has been the state superintendent of schools since 2009. He has been in the education field for more than 30 years, working as a teacher, principal, superintendent, regional administrator and deputy state superintendent before being elected to his current post. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1973, a master's degree in 1976 and a doctorate in education …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The "nonpartisan" state Supreme Court race could have big ramifications on cases sitting on the court's docket.
"Nonpartisan election" seems to be a buzz phrase quickly falling out of style in Wisconsin politics as the state is again embroiled in a saucy state Supreme Court election essentially split on party lines. And in a race split by ideology, barbs are sure to follow. State Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is seeking another 10-year term on the bench, but is facing a challenge from Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone in the April 2 election. The 2013 race has all the fixings of a partisan race similar to the 2011 showdown between Justice David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg, which was seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker at the time. The court is weighted 4-3 in favor of conservative justices, and April 2 could tip the …