Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Justice Pat Roggensack defeats Ed Fallone in race for Wisconsin Supreme Court, while Tony Evers beats Don Pridemore for state superintendent of schools.
State Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack defeated challenger Ed Fallone Tuesday in her bid for a second 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers withstood a challenge from Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore in the only other contested statewide race on the ballot. Roggensack was declared the winner by the Associated Press shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday. As of midnight, with 88 percent of the statewide vote counted, she had 57 percent of the vote to Fallone's 42 percent, according to election results from WISN 12 News. The race for Wisconsin's top education post wasn't as close. With 88 percent of the statewide vote counted as of midnight, Evers had 61 percent of the vote, with …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Incumbent Tony Evers is taking on state Rep. Don Pridemore in the April 2 election for Wisconsin's top education post.
State Superintendent of School Tony Evers will face state Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) in his bid for re-election in the April 2 election. Both candidates in the nonpartisan race say they're focused on improving the quality of education in Wisconsin, but they differ on the best way to accomplish that goal. Evers, a Plymouth native, has been the state superintendent of schools since 2009. He has been in the education field for more than 30 years, working as a teacher, principal, superintendent, regional administrator and deputy state superintendent before being elected to his current post. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1973, a master's degree in 1976 and a doctorate in education …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The five candidates running in a special election in the 98th Assembly District went head-to-head for the only time this campaign in a candidates forum sponsored by Patch.
The five candidates running in the special Republican primary election for the 98th Assembly District seat squared off Monday night at a forum sponsored by Waukesha and Sussex Patch. Patch covered the event live, and here's a replay of our real-time blog from the event.
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, 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’…
A retired school librarian takes on the Republican incumbent in a rematch in Nov. 6 election.
A longtime school librarian from Muskego is challenging the Republican incumbent in the 83rd State Assembly District. Jim Brownlow, now retired, was a librarian in the Muskego-Norway School District for decades and is now a volunteer tax preparer. He is the Democrat in the race. The incumbent, Dave Craig, is a former congressional aide to Paul Ryan and Village of Big Bend trustee. He was elected to the state Assembly in 2011 in a special election. Craig defeated Brownlow in that race. The 83rd District seat has new boundaries this year in the wake of redistricting prompted by population shifts in the 2010 census. The district now encompasses portions of Muskego, Waukesha, Vernon, Hales Corners Franklin, East Troy and Waterford. Wisconsin …
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 …
Republican incumbent Bill Kramer is opposed by software developer Marga Krumins.
Republican incumbent state Rep. Bill Kramer of Waukesha is facing a challenge from Marga Krumins, a local software developer, in the 97th Assembly District race on Tuesday. Kramer, 47, is a lawyer and accountant. He was previously a member of the Waukesha County Board and is the owner of Kramer Financial Management. In 2011, he was chosen as speaker pro tempore of the Assembly, overseeing floor debate. Kramer was first elected to the Assembly in 2006 and said he deserves another term because he has done what he always said he would do and the state is on the right path since reforms were put through during the last legislative session. "We've got to continue to make this state more competitive with our neighbors, with the rest of the …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Former governor and Cabinet secretary under President George W. Bush now vying for Senate seat.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Name : Tommy Thompson Age : 70 Place of residence : Madison Attended college : Yes College : University of Wisconsin-Madison Degree : Bachelor's Year of graduation : 1963 University : University of Wisconsin Law School Degree : Law degree Year of graduation : 1966 Has served in the military: Yes Rank : Captain Job titles held : Former Health and Human Services Secretary under George W. Bush Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Senate Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Wisconsin Governor, Wisconsin State Assembly Representative Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Website : www.tommyforwisconsin.com --- Sources: Electful, Palm Beach Post (AP)
Heaster is challenging long-time incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
Name : Dave Heaster Age : 46 Place of residence : Sussex Attended college : Yes College : University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1985-1988); University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1984-1985) Degree : Bachelor's in Business Administration degree. Comprehensive Management Information Systems major. Year of graduation : 1988 University : Ealing College of Higher Education, London, England. Degree : Took Computer Applications in Business and general education courses in 1987. Year of graduation : NA Has served in the military: No Rank : NA Job titles held : E-business architect at Kohler Co.; Product Manager at Edgenet; E-commerce development manager at Kohl's; CTO at Dunk.net; Project Manager-Internet Marketing at Land's End; Internet Architect …