Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Political pundits often make political predictions and are never held accountable for them. My predictions are often no better than anyone else’s predictions and they’re often made tongue-in-cheek. However, every year I review the previous year’s predictions because physical self-mortification in public is frowned upon while in it’s written form it is considered entertainment. At […]

Waukesha Freeman August 27th Page 6A Opinion Another Republican primary Tuesday Westlake, Duchow seen as top contenders in 99th We interrupt your summer vacation with yet another special election in Waukesha County. The Republican primary in the 99th Assembly District is this Tuesday. The winner will likely be the next state representative for this Republican […]

Six local state legislators co-authored a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in support of Waukesha’s application to use (and return) water from Lake Michigan. They are State Representatives Adam Neylon, Scott Allen, Jessie Rodriguez, and Ken Skowronski; and State Senators Chris Kapenga and Mary Lazich. The legislators also point out what is […]

Waukesha Freeman July 30, 2015 Page A6 Opinion Slam dunk and a foul Kapenga steady on arena debate but Allen flips  So we have a tale of two legislators, although I would not call them the best and the worst. State Rep. Chris Kapenga voted against public funding of a new arena for the Milwaukee […]

Waukesha Freeman 6/25/2015 Page A5 Opinion Incumbency helps Kapenga to victory Another special election is coming Let’s go over just a few notes from Tuesday’s special primary election for state Senate before we let you return to the beach. As you may have read in the Waukesha Freeman, Brian Dorow lost to state Rep. Chris […]

An advantage of running a political campaign in the midst of the budget process is that you get to hear directly from your constituents what issues are of concern to them. The example is State Rep Chris Kapenga who just won a special Republican primary election for state senate in the Waukesha area. Kapenga told […]

State Rep Chris Kapenga defeated Brian Dorow in the special Republican primary in the 33rd state senate district. In unofficial totals, Kapenga received 5,539 votes or 52.3% to Dorow’s 4,888 votes or 46.1%. It was the second time Kapenga defeated Dorow. The first was when Kapenga was elected to the state assembly following the departure of […]

State Rep Chris Kapenga is at Revere’s Wells Street Tavern, an Irish bar and restaurant in Delafield.  I was there once a couple of years ago. The food is good and the atmosphere at the outside seating is nice. Kapenga’s campaign, however, is downstairs. By the way, it’s trivia night at the bar. Brian Dorow […]

Yet another reason to hate yard signs. In the letters section of the Waukesha Freeman on Tuesday, Gerry and Lyn Holton wrote (in part): …Or, we can go back to the day when candidates were handpicked by an elite few in the Waukesha Republican Party hierarchy. Qualifications: how well they are connected and how well they […]

Continuing the theme, Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly endorsed Brian Dorow for state senate in the special election in the 33rd district. Dorow’s endorsements continue to be more local than State Rep Chris Kapenga’s list of endorsements. However, does an endorsement by Reilly help? Reilly’s endorsement track record isn’t good. He endorsed Ald Aaron Perry for […]