Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 09/15/2016 Page A05 Opinion City will save with county dispatch Government control not more important than safety The city of Waukesha is debating again the idea of letting the county handle the dispatch operations for police and firefighters. Once again we have a report, this time from an outside consultant, that recommends […]

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 May 7, 2015 Page A6 Opinion The race begins Dorow-Kapenga rematch set for June And they’re off. On Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker set the date for the special election for the 33rd Senate District being vacated by Paul Farrow. The primary election day will be June 23 and the general election will be […]

Governor Scott Walker made it official today. The special election in the 33rd Senate District will take place on July 21st, which means the Republican primary will be on June 23rd. The proclamation was even signed by Doug La Follette so you know it’s legit. Here are the important dates: May 5, 2015 – Circulation of […]

With state Senator Paul Farrow’s announcement on Friday of a July 17th resignation date, the timetable to succeed him just sped up. It looks like the Republican Primary will be in June with the general election in July. According to Farrow, the senate district seat should be vacant for “about a week and a half.” […]

Yep, Brian Dorow’s campaign is already putting out yard signs even though a special election for the 33rd state senate district hasn’t been called yet. It would be funny if Senator Paul Farrow changed his mind and decided to complete his term. It has to be weird for Farrow to see signs going up. “Do […]

Wisconsin State Senator and newly-elected Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is interviewed by Brian Fraley of Edge Messaging. In the interview, Farrow commits to no county sales tax. Farrow discusses the opportunities he wants to pursue as county executive and the challenges the county faces. He also discusses the process to replace him in the […]

Waukesha Freeman April 16, 2015 Page A5 Opinion A career worth celebrating Vrakas distinguished himself through service to public The place to be last Saturday was the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, the site of the Wisconsin Conservative Action Conference. Hosted by Bob and Jean Dohnal, and emceed by our friend Brian Fraley, this annual gathering […]

If, as expected, State Senator Paul Farrow is elected Waukesha County Executive, who will follow Farrow? Over at RightWisconsin, I name the two candidates mostly likely to battle it out. Farrow is expected to serve as both the state senator and the county executive until the state budget passes. When he resigns as senator, there […]

As I was polishing the family heirloom martini shaker, a genie appeared. “Master of the Martini, listen to me. You have freed me from the curse that trapped me in here lo these many millennia.” To which I replied, “I didn’t think they had stainless steel thousands of years ago.” “SILENCE! While I have been […]