Monday, March 25, 2013
Two incumbents and four newcomers are vying for six seats on the Racine Unified School Board in the April 2 election.
Voters in Caledonia — along with those in the rest of the Racine Unified School District — will head to the polls on April 2 to elect three members of the School Board. On the ballot are: Get detailed backgrounds on all candidates Caledonia Patch asked the candidates about some of the key issues facing the district. Here — in their own words — are their answers. RELATED COVERAGE: School Board candidates answer questions from the community
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Incumbent Kevin Wanggaard will take on challenger Maureen Cramer in Village Board race on April 2.
Incumbent Kevin Wanggaard will take on challenger Maureen Cramer on April 2 for the Trustee No. 3 spot on the Village Board. (Click on link for biographical information on each candidate). Trustees serve two-year terms and are paid $6,600 per year. To provide residents with the most information about the election, Patch asked the candidates their views on the key issues facing the village. Here, in their own words, are the candidates' answers to those questions as well as some posed by Patch. I have been fortunate to be able to serve the residents of Caledonia over the past ten years. Throughout my terms on the Town and Village Boards, we have been able to balance budgets, maintain and improve services, and hold the line on property taxes…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Current Village President Ron Coutts is being challenged by Bob Bradley, who served on the Caledonia Village Board and on the Racine Unified School Board, in the April 2 general election.
Saturday, March 23
Caledonia voters will head to the polls April 2 to vote on several races, including village president. The candidates are Bob Bradley and Ron Coutts. (Click on link for biographical information on each candidate). The village president is paid $13,000 per year and serves a two-year term. To provide residents with the most information about the election, Caledonia Patch asked candidates for their positions on key issues facing the village. Here, in their own words, are the candidates' answers to those questions.
Eddie Willing and David Prott are vying for a Caledonia village trustee seat in the April 2 election.
Eddie Willing will take on David Prott in the April 2 election in the race for Caledonia Trustee No. 1 seat on the Caledonia Village Board. (Click on link for biographical information on Willing and Prott). The winner will replace Kathy Burton on the board, who decided not to seek re-election. Trustees serve two-year terms and are paid $6,600 per year. To provide residents with the most information about the election, Patch asked the candidates their views on the key issues facing the village. Here, in their own words, are the candidates' answers to those questions as well as some posed by Patch. Prott did not return the candidate questionnaire. I am running for the Village Board because I have a great deal of appreciation and respect for…
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 …
The big question is how to pay for it, they said at Thursday night's candidate forum.
Development is a hot topic in the Caledonia Village Board election, and candidates had plenty of opportunities to give their views during Thursday's forum sponsored by the Racine Taxpayers Association. Here's how candidates responded to the question of extending sewer and water out to Interstate 94, and how they would pay for it. Richard Frazier would support extending sewer and water, but only if the tax base supports the cost of it. Kevin Wangggaard said he would support the infrastructure improvement because not having sewer and water puts us at a tremendous disadvantage. David Prott said he would support it, but that it needs to be done in a responsible way. "I don't think we should build it and people will come... we need …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The "nonpartisan" state Supreme Court race could have big ramifications on cases sitting on the court's docket.
"Nonpartisan election" seems to be a buzz phrase quickly falling out of style in Wisconsin politics as the state is again embroiled in a saucy state Supreme Court election essentially split on party lines. And in a race split by ideology, barbs are sure to follow. State Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is seeking another 10-year term on the bench, but is facing a challenge from Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone in the April 2 election. The 2013 race has all the fixings of a partisan race similar to the 2011 showdown between Justice David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg, which was seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker at the time. The court is weighted 4-3 in favor of conservative justices, and April 2 could tip the …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Racine PTA hosted a forum Tuesday for the Racine Unified Board of Education candidates.
A group of about 30 residents attended the Racine PTA's Racine Unified candidates forum Tuesday at Starbuck Middle School. Answering only questions submitted by the audience, each of the six candidates had the opportunity to make their positions known and to give residents a look at what they think the district needs. Running for three available seats on the Board of Education are Robert Wittke, Roger Pfost, incumbent Julie McKenna, Mike Frontier, Kristie Formolo and incumbent Chris Eperjesy. Voters will head to the polls on April 2 to cast a ballot for three of the six candidates. The format Tuesday was simple; the question was read and each candidate had a minute to answer. Here are some highlights from the evening: Are you familiar with…
The Kenosha Democrat is putting together an exploratory committee about whether or not he should challenge Rep. Paul Ryan for the First Congressional District in 2014.
First Congressional District voters could see a rematch in 2014 when Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, is up for re-election. Kenosha Democrat Rob Zerban announced Wednesday that he is putting together an exploratory committee to vet his chances in another run at Ryan. Zerban's announcement comes on the same day that House of Representatives will vote on Ryan's newest budget, which Zerban describes as gutting Medicare and rewarding wealthy Americans. "Since the election, I have been inundated with phone calls and emails from people all over the First District urging me to come forward again to give the people of Southeast Wisconsin a viable alternative to Paul Ryan," Zerban said in his written release. "My hope is that, over the next few …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The candidates running for village president and trustee in Caledonia in the April 2 election will field questions at a forum set for Thursday night.