Last Chance to Suggest Questions for the Wanggaard/Lehman Debate

Well, readers, we are about 48 hours away from the start of the Patch/WGTD candidates forum for the 21st Senate District recall election. What questions do you think we should ask?

With the live debate between state Sen. Van Wanggaard and former Sen. John Lehman just two days away, we want readers to weigh in on what they'd like us to ask.

The forum is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 pm Thursday at Mount Pleasant Village Hall.

As residents enter the Ebe Auditorium, they will have the opportunity to write down a question they'd like to ask the candidates. We'll collect the cards and deliver them as the debate gets underway to Mark Maley, Patch regional editor and moderator for the evening.

The format for the debate includes timed introductions at two minutes each for both Wanggaard and Lehman as well as six questions to which neither candidate will have access prior to Thursday's forum. After the six questions are asked and answered, Maley will choose four questions from the audience that have not previously been asked.

Again, Wanggaard and Lehman will each have the opportunity to respond to the questions, and the evening will conclude with short statements from the candidates to wrap up why residents should support them.

We're compiling the list of quesitons now, but would like more input from residents of the 21st Senate District. Please post your questions in the comments.

Thank you, and we hope to see you there on Thursday.

Mount Pleasant Village Hall is located at 8811 Campus Drive, just north of the intersection of Highway 20 and 90th Street. Call (262) 664-7800.

Keith E. Hendrickson May 23, 2012 at 07:25 PM
You had full democrat control and have no excuse why not to do what you promised your voters. You failed, Walker and Wanggaard in 16 months turned this state around 180 degrees and you want to punish success. What are you, second coming of Obama?
Keith E. Hendrickson May 23, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Thought of another question for Lehman. Why is it in every Walker and some Wanggaard comercials, they are positive and actually talks about their record. As candidates going against the incumbent positions, Lehman refuses to tell us his plans in any media outlet what he will do. Why are the Democrats talking about wanting to end a civil war yet their actions create the tensions that are the civil war of Wisconsin. If Lehman is about bringing Wisconsin back together, why doesn't he tell us his plans other than him repeating raising our property taxes, raising taxes on our job creators with more regulation, therefore chasing more jobs out of a city that has the highest unemployment in the state, going against the very reforms that turned this state around. Also ask him if this do over election which is not warranted is the new norm in Wisconsin, how will it make him feel the other side will do the very same thing in a year from now. How is wasting money on a recall which that money could have gone to paying for school activities, repairing our aging schools, pay teachers salaries etc, help this city especially when all the evidence points to a major success in the reforms of the incumbent Governor and senators. How is punishing people in office for doing their jobs good for Wisconsin?
GLS527 May 23, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Leman how many pulic union workers, and unified teacher will be let go, and fired, and laid off if you are re-elected? How many small bussiness and farmers are you going o shut down with your over taxation on the public?
GLS527 May 23, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Why would anyone vote for a guy that support big out-of-state unions. when they have no concern for WI. Why would anyone support a senator that believes in Voter Fraud?
Beezmom May 24, 2012 at 12:31 PM
I have a question for each of the gentlemen. Mr. Lehman, how would you have voted for the recently defeated mining bill and your reasons? Mr. Wanggaard, should this legislation be reintroduced and your reasons? Thank you.


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