Friday, March 8, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand school vouchers in Wisconsin needs more work, according to Waukesha Superintendent Todd Gray.
Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to extend the school voucher program to the Waukesha School District could seriously harm the district’s finances, Superintendent Todd Gray told Waukesha Patch. Gray said he has reached out to Walker and several state senators about his concerns with the current proposal. Democrats oppose the plan — as do many Republican senators — to allow low-income students in nine additional school districts to receive vouchers to attend private schools, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The school voucher program already exists in Milwaukee and Racine. “The proposal needs a lot of work,” Gray said. “Financially, for us, it could be very devastating, depending on how it works out. I think the vouchers should be …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Special election for 98th assembly district, which includes portions of Waukesha, Sussex and Pewaukee, will be held April 2.
Gov. Scott Walker has called for the special election in the 98th Assembly District, a seat that is vacant because State Rep. Paul Farrow was elected to the 33rd Senate District on Dec. 4. The election will be held April 2. If a primary election is necessary, it will be held Feb. 19. A news release from Gov. Scott Walker does not state when candidates can begin circulating nomination papers. The Government Accountability Board website had no information about nomination papers as of 4:35 p.m. Monday. “The dates are chosen according to statute and will coincide with guidelines for general spring elections and will therefore also reduce the cost to taxpayers,” said Governor Walker. Four Republican candidates have announced their intentions …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Pewaukee assemblyman will replace former Sen. Rich Zipperer.
State Rep. Paul Farrow officially was elected as senator for the 33rd District. The Pewaukee Republican was the only candidate on the ballot for Tuesday’s special election. Farrow, who was elected to his second term in the state Assembly in November, received 6,853 votes while 181 votes were for write-in candidates. Results are unofficial until canvassing. Farrow, who beat Republican Chris Kapenga in the primary election in November, will replace State Sen. Rich Zipperer after Zipperer resigned to take a top position with Gov. Scott Walker’s administration.
Monday, December 3, 2012
State Rep. Paul Farrow will be elected on Tuesday as the next state senator.
Paul Farrow will be elected as the next state senator on Tuesday – pending any write-in candidates. Farrow is running unopposed on the Republican ticket for the 33rd Senate District. Farrow, who beat Republican Chris Kapenga in the primary election in November, will replace State Sen. Rich Zipperer after Zipperer resigned to take a top position with Gov. Scott Walker’s administration. It’s been a busy year at the polls. Farrow’s election on Tuesday will be the seventh month with an election in Waukesha in 2012. Because turnout is expected to be low, all voters in Waukesha are casting ballots at City Hall. The city is expecting to save at least $12,000 by having one central polling location for the election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 …
Monday, November 19, 2012
A half dozen people are showing interest in the special election that still has to be called by Gov. Scott Walker.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday with information about Jeanne Tarantino declaring her candidacy. State Rep. Paul Farrow has not yet officially won the 33rd Senate District seat, although he is the only candidate on the Dec. 4 special election ballot, but nearly a half dozen people have expressed an interest in replacing him. Jeanne Tarantino, a Waukesha Republican, became the latest candidate for the job, throwing her hat into the ring early this week while Steve Edlund, who was once considering a run, has announced he will not seek the office. Republican Todd Greenwald, a Pewaukee resident, announced that he also running for the 98th District seat that includes Sussex, Pewaukee and portions of Waukesha (see…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
While Paul Farrow still has to win an uncontested Dec. 4 election in the State Senate District, Waukesha Republican Matt Morzy is running for Farrow's Assembly seat.
UPDATED at 12:30 P.M. A Waukesha Republican has announced candidacy for the 98th Assembly District – a seat that was just won by the incumbent Paul Farrow. But because Farrow is moving to the State Senate – pending any write-in candidates in the special election Dec. 4 for the uncontested 33rd Senate District race – the assembly district seat will be vacant. Matt Morzy has decided to run for the Assembly. Morzy was giving his speech at his wedding in May when he urged people to go out and vote for Gov. Scott Walker during the upcoming recall election. “Politics has always been a passion for me, something I have always been interested in,” said Morzy, who is resigning from his position as a manager at Scottrade in Brookfield at the end of …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Results are not final, but State Rep. Paul Farrow's was up by more than 2,000 votes in the special Senate primary election as of
While race results were tight for the first few hours, state Rep. Paul Farrow took a late – but large – lead in the 33rd State Senate primary election over state Rep. Chris Kapenga. While final results were not in as of 1 a.m. Wednesday, Kapenga conceded to Farrow. “It was a well-fought campaign on both sides,” Farrow said. “It was a good race.” With 76 percent of votes reporting as of 1:10 a.m., Farrow had 27,449 votes – leading by 2,397 votes – compared to Kapenga’s 25,052 votes. Results are unofficial until canvassing. The regular election will be held Dec. 4, but no Democratic challenger will be on the ballot, which effectively makes Farrow the winner pending any write-in candidates. Farrow and Kapenga were running for the 33rd Senate…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Two Waukesha County legislators – Paul Farrow and Chris Kapenga – are running for vacant seat in a special primary election on Nov. 6.
The road to Tuesday’s election has been a long partisan battle as voters will pick either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama for president. But for some in the Sussex and Waukesha area, one race will be between two Republican candidates. State reps. Paul Farrow and Chris Kapenga are running for the 33rd Senate District seat that was vacated earlier this year by former Sen. Rich Zipperer. Zipperer was appointed as the deputy chief of staff and senior counsel for Gov. Scott Walker in July. Because the election is to fill the remainder of Zipperer’s term – through 2014 – a special election will be held Dec. 4. While Tuesday’s election is a Republican primary, there is no Democratic candidate, which signals for a win for whoever emerges from Tuesday’…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Republican incumbent Paul Farrow's opponent, Eric Prudent, is a college student and Democratic activist.
The candidates in the 98th State Assembly District have at least one thing in common. Republican incumbent Paul Farrow and his opponent Democrat Eric Prudent both believe that education is the fundamental engine that drives economic growth in the state. Farrow said that he would like to create a streamlined process in which students can obtain certification and associate degrees at state technical colleges in order to stem the shortage of skilled workers in the future. Those students would be able to "get their associates degree without having to worry about being in school five or four nights a week," he said. "It (would) really open up the opportunities in talking with the technical colleges and how they can modify their classes to …
Friday, October 26, 2012
In what became a one-man debate, state lawmaker and Senate candidate says education and funding need to be looked at this upcoming year.
Although he didn’t offer too many specifics, state Rep. Paul Farrow (R-City of Pewaukee) said Friday that education reform and funding are most likely going to be a top priority in the upcoming legislative session. “It’s going to be an interesting solution we’ve got to come up with,” he said. Farrow spoke in front of 27 people at what was billed as a candidates forum for the 33rd Senate District at Delafield City Hall. Farrow is competing against state Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) for the open seat in the Nov. 6 Republican special primary election. The primary winner will advance to the Dec. 4 special election. The two are vying to replace Rich Zipperer, who resigned in July, when he was named deputy chief of staff for Gov. Scott …