Friday, October 28th, 2016

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 […]

Waukesha Freeman 12/31/14 Page A7 Opinion A look back at the year that was Walker, Kramer were big political stories; lots of turnover in local politics When the old year passes, sometimes it’s with regret and sometimes it’s with joy. As we gather to toast the new year and drink away the old, it’s worth […]

On my continuing tour of events for each of the candidates in the 97th Assembly District, Friday night found me downtown at the Aaron Perry barbecue  small-dollar event at the home of Tom and Vicky Hekkers.The source of the barbecue was Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, and it may be a contender for the best food on […]

Seems to be the evening for endorsements. Waukesha County Sheriff Dan Trawicki is endorsing Brandon Rosner for state assembly in the 97th district. From the press release: “Brandon Rosner is the leader Waukesha County, and specifically Wisconsin’s 97th Assembly District, needs to represent us at the Capitol,” stated Trawicki. He continued, “I have been impressed […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Sep 9, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10A Republicans have interesting choices Tuesday (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) Primary election day is this Tuesday. I have a stack of paper with information on just about every race and less than […]

As someone much wiser than myself recently told me, “Sheriff’s races in Waukesha County aren’t for the faint-hearted.” I cannot imagine for the life of me why someone would spend $35,000 of their own money just to win a race for sheriff. The only motive I can come up with is… spite? Seriously, is Gaetano […]

As you may have heard in the 5:00 PM hour of Thursday’s Mark Belling Show on WISN-AM, one of the candidates for sheriff in Waukesha County, Gaetano “Tom” Alioto, was arrested for shoplifting in 1988. I understand that the story will also appear in Friday’s Waukesha Freeman. I also heard the story from multiple sources […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 26, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A When the incumbent is the reformer Trawicki’s handling of local law enforcement saves money (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) It’s always easy to talk about saving money in government, but finding those […]