Monday, April 8, 2013
The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 16; the Common Council meeting is slate for 7 p.m.
Mayor Michael Neitzke, re-elected for a third term in last week's spring general election when he ran uncontested, will be sworn into office in a ceremony before the Common Council meeting April 16. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m.; the Common Council meeting is slate for 7 p.m. Neitzke is only the second mayor in the city's history to run unopposed.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Several races were uncontested this time around, including those for mayor and both the Greenfield and Whitnall school boards.
Greenfield voters were largely bereft of contested races they could determine the outcomes of during Tuesday’s spring election. The city’s mayoral race was uncontested for just the second time in city history as Michael Neitzke ran for a third term, and both the Greenfield and Whitnall school board contests each featured just two candidates vying for two available seats. The result was low voter turnout. Only 23.5 percent of the registered voters hit the polls Tuesday. Neitzke collected 3,608 votes, including his own (see video), and is on his way to becoming the longest-tenured mayor in Greenfield history. Greenfield School Board incumbent Rick Moze got 1,757 votes, while board newcomer Robert Hansen received 1,986. Hansen will replace …
The longtime politician will replace Joe Sanfelippo, who replaced Staskunas in the State Assembly in the 15th District in the November election.
Updated 11:40 a.m. April 3 Veteran politician Tony Staskunas of West Allis has unofficially defeated entertainer and small business owner Tom Anthony of Greenfield in the race for the 17th District Milwaukee County Board Supervisor seat. Staskunas, 52, unofficially received 50 percent of the vote for a position whose constituents reside in four municipalities: Greenfield, Greendale, West Allis and Franklin. Staskunas tallied 4,452 votes to Anthony's 4,285. Some outstanding absentee ballots remain and could chip away at Staskunas' 167-vote lead. Staskunas, an attorney, has been in political office since 1988 when he was elected as alderman of West Allis, a position he held until 1997. He was then elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly 15th…
The Greenfield mayor is running uncontested for a third term, just the second mayor to do so in the city's history.
Mayor Michael Neitzke, who is running uncontested for a third term in office, cast his vote Tuesday, April 2, at Elm Dale Elementary School. Neitzke, should he finish his new term, will be the longest-tenured mayor in city history. This election marks just the second time in Greenfield's history a mayor has run uncontested. Neitzke sat down with Greenfield Patch last week to talk about his expectations for the next four years.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Many of this year's local races, including that for mayor, are uncontested. But there are still plenty of reasons for voters to go to the polls.
Before you hit the voting booth Tuesday, April 2, we want to give you all the information you know about all the candidates you'll see on the ballot. Three races are uncontested: mayor, Greenfield School Board and Whitnall School Board. But voters will have other choices to make. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles. Sample Ballot: The state provides sample ballot information on its Voter Public Access website. Registered voters can enter their name and birthdate to see their voting history and a sample ballot. Polling locations: There are six polling locations in Greenfield: Here are the races and candidates who will be on the ballot: Greenfield Mayor…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Greenfield mayor is running unopposed in the April 2 spring election, only the second mayor to do so in the city's 56-year history.
Michael Neitzke admits he doesn’t think of himself as the mayor of the third-largest Milwaukee County suburb and the 20th largest city in Wisconsin. He has a hard time getting used to people calling him mayor, even though he’s held that title here in Greenfield for the last eight years. In his own eyes, he’s just a hometown kid who really cares about the community he grew up in. “There are very few jobs on earth, I think, where you can wake up and drive by something, or see a police officer in a car or go by a park that formerly wasn’t one and say, ‘You know, I make a difference,’” Neitzke said. Neitzke, 49, will continue to make that difference presumably for four more years. Greenfield’s 10th mayor is running unopposed in this spring’s …
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 …
Friday, February 15, 2013
A handful of races will have candidates trimmed away during Tuesday's primary.
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth on Tuesday, Feb. 19. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles. Sample Ballot: The state provides sample ballot information on its Voter Public Access website. Registered voters can enter their name and birthdate to see their voting history and a sample ballot. Polling locations: There are six polling locations in Greenfield: Early Voting: Absentee ballots are available at City Hall. Here are the races and candidates who will be on the primary ballot: Milwaukee County Board - District 17 Read more about the County Board race. Note: Only Greenfield residents in Wards…