Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Businessman defeats Pewaukee Police Chief Ed Baumann by 30 votes in special legislative election.
Adam Neylon, a 28-year-old entrepreneur, narrowly won the special Republican primary election for the 98th Assembly District Tuesday — defeating Pewaukee Police Chief Ed Baumann by just 30 votes. Baumann, Todd Greenwald, Matt Morzy, Neylon and Jeanne Tarantino ran in a five-way Republican race to replace Paul Farrow, who was elected to the 33rd Senate District seat in December. With no Democrat challenger in the mix, Tuesday's primary election was essentially winner take all. Neylon will be unopposed in the April 2 special election. Neylon, who celebrated Tuesday quietly surrounded by friends and family, said he hopes to usher in a new generation of GOP leaders in Wisconsin. "I'm excited. We worked very hard on this campaign, and I'm …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Rachel Pecor, strategist for Jeanne Tarantino, was arrested in Pewaukee, whose police chief, Ed Baumann, is one of Tarantino's opponents.
This story was updated at 3:14 p.m. with comments from Jeanne Tarantino's campaign. Rachel Pecor, former campaign strategist for 98th State Assembly candidate Jeanne Tarantino, was arrested for her second OWI on Tuesday in the Village of Pewaukee as she was on her way to pick up Tarantino's daughter from dance class. Pecor was pulled over at Main Street and Prospect Avenue after she veered into the wrong lane while crossing the center line, according to a police report. She failed a field sobriety test and a breath test, registering a .20 blood-alcohol level, more than twice the legal limit. Tarantino has since removed Pecor from her campaign with just three full days remaining until election day. Tarantino confirmed Pecor's status with …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Five Republican candidates are vying for the 98th Assembly District seat Feb. 19. Though their ideologies are similar, their backgrounds are quite diverse.
In the special primary election for the 98th State Assembly District seat, differences between the five candidates aren’t so much ideological. Rather, the choice for voters on Feb. 19 lies with differences in the candidates' experience and approach to achieving goals. Ed Baumann, Todd Greenwald, Matt Morzy, Adam Neylon and Jeanne Tarantino are running to replace Paul Farrow, who was elected to the 33rd Senate District seat in December. The winner of the GOP primary is all but certain to win the Assembly seat in a special April 2 election because there is no Democrat running. On Monday, the quintet met in a Patch-sponsored forum at Carroll University to separate themselves from their opponents. In this race, age and experience are what make…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Take a look at these quick introductions from each of the five candidates vying for a seat in the 98th assembly district.
Five candidates running in a special election in the 98th Assembly District met head-to-head Monday night for at a candidates forum sponsored by Patch at Carroll University. This video offers a brief introduction from each of the candidates, including Ed Baumann, Todd Greenwald, Matt Morzy, Adam Neylon and Jeanne Tarantino (Click on link for biographical information on each candidate). The five are running to replace Paul Farrow, who was elected to the 33rd Senate District in December. Check out the replay of our LIVE blog here. The winner will advance to the general election on April 2, however, since there is no Democratic candidate, that person is all but certain to win the seat. The district includes Pewaukee, Sussex and portions of …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Five GOP candidates are vying for the chance to represent the 98th Assembly District in the state Legislature.
Five Republican candidates are running for the vacant seat in the 98th Assembly District in a special primary election on Feb. 19. The winner will advance to the general election on April 2, however, since there is no Democratic candidate, that person is all but certain to win the seat. The district includes Pewaukee, Sussex and portions of Waukesha. The candidates are Ed Baumann, Todd Greenwald, Matt Morzy, Adam Neylon and Jeanne Tarantino (Click on link for biographical information on each candidate). The five are running to replace Paul Farrow, who was elected to the 33rd Senate District in December. To provide voters with the most information on where they stand on the issues facing the state, Patch invited readers to submit questions …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The divorce file of Jeanne Tarantino, former aide to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, has been sealed after it was revealed that she claimed gender discrimination while working in Kleefisch's office.
State 98th Assembly District candidate Jeanne Tarantino's divorce file has been sealed by a Waukesha County Circuit Judge after it was revealed that she claimed discrimination while employed in the Lt. Governor office, reported Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch’s 2010 campaign manager said she was discriminated against and transferred last month from her state job because of her age and gender. Tarantino said this while being questioned in December as part of legal dispute with her ex-husband. Staffers from the Lt. Governor's office have denied the claim. Kleefisch has endorsed Tarantino in her Assembly race. Tarantino will be running against four others for an open seat in the 98th Assembly District. …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
98th Assembly candidate Jeanne Tarantino says she's the only candidate in this race that has worked for Gov. Scott Walker and helped develop solutions to address this "skills gap."
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Jeanne Tarantino, former aide to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, said in a deposition that she was transfered from her state job because of her gender and age.
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch’s 2010 campaign manager said she was discriminated against and transferred last month from her state job because of her age and gender, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jeanne Tarantino — who is a candidate for the 98th Assembly District special election — said this while being questioned in December as part of legal dispute with her ex-husband. When asked why she was terminated from the lieutenant governor's office, Tarantino said it was because she was an older woman and they wanted a younger man in the position. Kleefisch and Gov. Scott Walker’s office has denied the accusation from Tarantino that she was discriminated when she was transferred out of her $69,900 salary job in the lieutenant governor’s…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Active volunteer is seeking her first elective office in special GOP primary on Feb. 19.
Monday, January 21
Name: Jeanne Tarantino Address: 204 Dairy Ave., Waukesha Age: 48 Occupation: Candidate for state Assembly Family: Single; three children ages 13, 15, 16 How long have you lived in district? 22 years Have you held political office? No Related experience: Active parent volunteer at St. William’s Elementary School and Bethesda Elementary School in Waukesha, helping in classroom, organizing annual silent auction fundraisers, Kenya sister school liaison
Thursday, December 20, 2012
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 …