Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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 […]

Mayoral challenger Shawn Reilly, surrounded by supporters, held a press conference at city hall on Tuesday to announce the endorsement by Common Council President Terry Thieme, who finished third in the mayoral primary election.  Reilly also announced a theme for his campaign going into the closing weeks, “No Drama. Just Work.” Reilly and Thieme posed […]

Most of my thoughts on last night’s primary elections in the city of Waukesha will be appear in my column for the Waukesha Freeman tomorrow. Spend the fifty cents and get some ink on your fingers. It’s good for you. That said, I do have some additional thoughts on the mayoral race. Somebody over in […]

*Sigh* I see in the Waukesha Freeman Alderman Terry Thieme asked the police to do something about the illegally placed yard signs supporting Mayor Jeff Scrima. A couple of notes: 1. Yep, Chief Jack will get right on that. Right after he finishes polishing his Key to the City and talking to his lawyer about […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A5 Opinion 2/13/14 Scrima skateland Turning valuable property into an ice rink “Skating away. Skating away on the thin ice of a new day. Aaay.” Sorry. I’ve had that song stuck inside my head ever since the mayoral candidate forum on Tuesday. Mayor Jeff Scrima told the audience that he would like […]

Mayoral candidate and Common Council President Terry Thieme posted on Facebook a response to some of the claims made by Mayor Jeff Scrima: We are going through the mayoral forums and I feel that it is important to have some clarifying statements to what is being said, so that the public has all of the […]

Scrima’s really bad week Fallout from Obama no-show continues to spread The first yard signs of spring are out. To heck with what the groundhog says. State Rep. Joel Kleefisch wants to legalize hunting it anyway. Shadow or not, it’s spring election time. Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima had a bad week last week. After what […]

Waukesha Freeman 11/07/2013, Page A08  Mayor’s vetoes the result of poor leadership  Scrima’s grandstanding creates unnecessary tension   On Tuesday night the Waukesha Common Council voted to override Mayor Jeff Scrima’s vetoes of the increases in salaries for the mayor and the aldermen. The increases will not take effect until a new term in office. In defending […]

Summertime quick-hitters Mayor’s race heating up; teacher’s rhetoric goes cold Waukesha Freeman Opinion Page A6, 7/25/2013   Some quick hits before your summer vacations start. Don’t forget to pack the bug spray. * * * Mayor Jeff Scrima, should he choose to run for re-election, has another solid opponent. Alderman Terry Thieme is smart and […]

Joining the drama club Personal attacks won’t help Scrima The city of Waukesha Common Council decided to put off again tackling the thorny issue of consolidating the emergency services dispatch with the county’s dispatch operations. Unfortunately, the decision to make no decision was not free of drama. Such is the life of the city under […]