Sunday, December 4th, 2016

(Note: Headline updated to note State Rep Dave Craig is running to replace Lazich. See below.) One of the most frustrating disappointments in the state senate, Mary Lazich, has decided not to run for re-election: Today I am announcing that I am not seeking re-election. It has been an immense honor and pleasure to serve the […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A5 Opinion Town of Waukesha politics just odd Welcome to the bizarre world of Town of Waukesha politics. To steal a line from a past column, never have so many fought so hard over so little. Town Board Chairman Jhn Marek is being challenged by resident Wayne Krzyzanowski. Also running for the […]

As I explain in my column in today’s Waukesha Freeman* the Town of Waukesha’s politics are just bizarre. I mention a couple of oddities about the upcoming election and the shameful treatment of the current clerk by one faction in the town. However, let me give you one more story about the strangeness of town politics. Despite […]

Phil Connors: Excuse me, where is everybody going? Fan on Street: To Gobbler’s Knob. It’s Groundhog Day. Phil Connors: It’s still just once a year, isn’t it? So it’s Election Day… again. And Governor Scott Walker is on the ballot… again. Phil: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster? Mrs. Lancaster: I don’t think […]

Every year I make predictions, and every year we check them. Unlike other pundits, I actually hold myself accountable. It’s the masochist in me. This year promises to be an interesting year for Wisconsinites. Wisconsin’s new health care laws will slowly go into effect after the Obamacare delay. Spring and fall elections will promise surprises […]

I only mention this for the giggles. The terms of office have expired for the Town of Waukesha’s officers. Town Chairman-elect John Marek doesn’t take office until April 16th. Print this entry

Which candidates will Easter Bunny reward? Waukesha Freeman March 28, 2013 Page A8 Opinion  Don’t tell me you don’t believe in the Easter Bunny. After what I’ve seen for local politicians, I’m ready to believe almost anything. Locally our attention is drawn to the New Berlin race for mayor. New Berlin is the gold standard […]

Well, this is new. Town of Waukesha Chairman Angie Van Scyoc wants to debate her general election opponent John Marek tomorrow afternoon. She picked the time. She picked the place. She sent out the invitations. And then she forgot most debates need a moderator. John Marek offered to help find one, and two qualified individuals […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel finally caught up. After reporting the wrong result of the election from the 84th Assembly District, they reported today that there will be a recount tomorrow. General contractor and real-estate investor John Marek requested the recount after unofficial results showed him trailing Mike Kuglitsch by 173 votes out of 8,819 cast. […]