Pewaukee Police Chief Baumann Declares Candidacy For 98th Assembly Seat

Republicans Adam Neylon, Jeanne Tarantino, Todd Greenwald, Matt Morzy and Democrat Eric Prudent are also running for the seat.

Village of Pewaukee Chief of Police Edward Baumann declared his candidacy on Thursday for the 98th Assembly district, joining a handful of candidates vying for the seat. 

“I am looking forward to continuing my life-long passion of service to others. I am not a politician, but a problem solver and coalition builder," he said in a statement. "I pledge to be ‘For the People – First and Forever.’”

Current 98th Assembly Rep. Paul Farrow won the 33rd Senate District seat during a Dec. 4 special election. A primary for the 98th Assembly seat will be held Feb. 19. The election will be held April 2. 

In addition to serving as Chief of Police for the Village of Pewaukee for 38 years, Baumann was a coach at Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School and subsequently inducted into the Wisconsin High School Football Coaches’ Hall of Fame.

Republicans Adam Neylon, Jeanne Tarantino, Todd Greenwald and Matt Morzy announced that they are running for the 98th District seat that includes Sussex, Pewaukee and portions of Waukesha (see map). 

Eric Prudent, who lost earlier this month against Farrow for the 98th District seat, will be running as a Democrat. 

Steve Edlund February 03, 2013 at 01:12 PM
@RP1 "I guess we will never know." If you don't know you stand a 50/50 chance of being wrong which amounts to gossip. Using this personal attack tactic to better another candidates position within the party by his supporters is wrong. Each of the other candidates should have publicly denounced the release of someone's divorce transcript as a smear tactic as wrong. Apparently the other candidates have no problem with this. I think the voters might have something to say about this.
RicanPrincess1 February 04, 2013 at 01:40 AM
You are the one gossiping. You don't know that any candidate was responsible for releasing the information, and if you know without a doubt, why don't you show your evidence and enlighten us all?
Steve Edlund February 04, 2013 at 04:05 AM
@RP1 Nobody said another candidate was responsible for releasing the divorce transcripts and other documents. RP, if this tactic suits your pallette of life choices, best wishes to you. I think it's scummy and sets a really bad example for the next generation.
RicanPrincess1 February 05, 2013 at 03:59 AM
Steve, you are missing the point. If you read the entire thread and have bee following these issue, you would see it has been insinuated that someone associated with a candidate was responsible for leaking the info to Bice. No tactic suits my palette. You know what they say about those who assume.
RicanPrincess1 February 05, 2013 at 03:59 AM


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