David T. Prosser, Jr. for Justice of the Supreme Court
I probably don’t have to explain this one. Yes, I think he’ll win. No, I don’t think it will be a landslide.
Kathy Stilling for Waukesha County Judge
Yes, I’ve heard, she’s supposed to be more liberal than Barack Obama, but I know Kathy, and I like her. Our kids have dated. Her parenting standards are as conservative as mine. We go to the same church, and we both go regularly. Besides, her opponent has been the member of a union for two decades (Oh, what? He forgot to put that on his resume?) and at this particular time, I don’t think I want a union player over someone who’s run a business for several years. Here’s what the MJS wrote in February:
Willy Haus, a lawyer who negotiates contracts for the State Engineers Association and the Association of State Prosecutors, said Walker could have more easily hit the number he wanted in concessions – about $300 million over two years – if he negotiated with the unions.
Haus said workers were willing to give up compensation. But he said Walker’s plans went far beyond those kinds of concessions.
“This is about busting unions and there is no nicer way to put it,” Haus said. “It’s not about money. This is a hate crime.”
Yet Sykes calls the union member the real conservative. That candidate’s professional representative says Governor Scott Walker is out pushing a “hate crime” with the budget repair bill.
Don’t bother with all that she-defends-sex-offenders stuff either. Our constitution demands someone has to do it. I guess it makes her more brave than the other wimps out there. In Waukesha County we do a miserable job of electing strong women candidates. I plan to keep trying. (Do you realize currently only three of twelve Waukesha County judges are women?)
For Elmbrook School board I’m voting for:
Richard Brunner for the Area I seat. Dick is a wonderful curmudgeon. He leans left just like his opponent, but he will keep the administration so busy I will probably love him for it.
Nancy Kormanik will be written in for the at-large race.
(Hey Kyle! I stole your picture. Excellent job getting that one done as a sample.)
I’m most excited about this race. Nancy stepped in to run when Kathryn Wilson flip-flopped her position and chose to be pro-4K.
In an email exchange with Wilson I asked:
Does that mean you will vote for 4K?
Yes. Not a place I expected to be…
Just for your amusement I’ll share this final exchange from me:
Well you won’t be getting a standing ovation from me.
Guess that’s that.
How the woman still got good Republicans (you know how I hate that term, so it’s in italics, but really, steadfast, dues-paying members of the Waukesha County Republican Party!) to write letters recommending her is beyond me. I guess Wilson wasn’t sharing her decision with just everyone.
Now, there’s a lot of grumbling that Kormanik will split right-minded votes with Wilson and send Schulz to the chair. To that I say, oh well. They’re planning to vote exactly the same on all issues so it won’t matter a hill of beans.
I suspect that’s why Wilson changed her tune. She knew Schulz is pro-4K and hoped to make it so that without any issues to divide them, she would keep her place as the incumbent. There’s also the chance that Wilson will pick up enough Schulz votes combined with her good Republican votes to keep her spot.
But, then…there’s also the chance that Kormanik will break through. I must say I’m very pleased with the way she timed her campaign. She filed her paperwork and was included in the district forum. BrookfieldNOW gave her equal weight to the other two candidates. I’m not positive it will work, but she has managed an excellent write-in campaign.
Write-ins aren’t as scoffed as they used to be. After all, voters elected a Senator from Alaska that way recently.