Editor's note: This letter to the editor was written by Waukesha County resident Kathleen Madden. If you want to submit a letter to the editor, upload it here.
To the Editor:
On Aug. 14, Waukesha County residents have to select a county clerk candidate to move onto the General Election on Nov. 6. We need to elect a county clerk who has experience running elections. There are three candidates in the primary in August and only one candidate has 25 years of experience running elections in this County and that is Kathy Karalewitz. The other two candidates in the primary have a total of three years of election experience combined!
Waukesha County residents cannot risk electing another clerk who does not know election laws. We did that a decade ago and that didn’t turn out so good! Kathy Karalewitz is the former deputy county clerk under former County Clerk Patricia Madden. Kathy Karalewitz can walk into the clerk’s office on Jan. 1, 2013, and begin to fix the problems because she already knows what is wrong.
While Kathy and Pat were in the clerk’s office, they implemented countywide election equipment and software, and election results were accurate and timely. That needs to happen again and Kathy Karalewitz is the only candidate on the Aug. 14 ballot who has the knowledge and experience to fix the clerk’s office beginning on day one. Vote Kathy Karalewitz on Aug. 14. Let’s get an experienced Clerk to restore the trust and integrity in our elections.
Town of Ottawa