Waukesha’s newest school board member has been on the board since April, but her face is about to become well known as she appears in an advertisement supporting Gov. Scott Walker as Democrats look to begin the recall Wisconsin Democrat following his controversial bill limiting union rights.
The video starts with Karin Rajnicek, who was elected last April, sharing her views about Walker’s initiatives since he was sworn into office in January.
“We were worried when the state budget was going to mean less money for our school district. And we have 25 schools,” she said in the ad. “But Gov. Walker - he gave us options that reduced our biggest costs so that we could put more money back into our classrooms.”
Fifteen elementary schools, four middle schools, three high school and five charter schools are listed on the school district’s website.
Rajnicek, in a April 2 letter to the editor, asked the community to support her in the election but asked to not be supported by unions.
A voice message was left for Rajnicek by Waukesha Patch freelancer Amy Gilgenbach, who covers the Waukesha School Board.
Waukesha School Board President Dan Warren told Patch he had no comment about the video as he had not yet seen it and was not aware of it. Warren also confirmed he was not approached by the Walker campaign to appear in an advertisement.
Amy Gilgenbach contributed to this report.