Saturday, October 22nd, 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 […]

As a proud resident of crucial Waukesha County, let me point out that, yes, we are the center of the political universe: Dave Weigel, who popularized the phrase, “crucial Waukesha County,” said of the cartoon, “This is the best day of my life.” Print this entry

Over at RightWisconsin, I have a piece this morning that warns the entire country is watching to see, not only the results of today’s election, but whether Waukesha County can run an election. After the vote tally debacle in the state Supreme Court race, former Slate reporter Dave Weigel (now with the Washington Post) coined […]

Well, I got my wish. The Waukesha Freeman is reporting this morning Waukesha County Clerk Kathleen Novack has an opponent in the Republican Primary in August, former Delafield City Clerk Gina Gresch. Novack was elected county clerk after the controversial Kathy Nickolaus decided not to run for re-election. Novack’s term has not been without controversy. When federal […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waukesha Freeman March 5, 2014 Page A6 Opinion No alternative, no problem Critics of Huelsman plan need to present their own We have all been aware for some time that the Waukesha County Museum is in trouble. Cut off from county aid, the current site of the old county courthouse in downtown Waukesha is proving […]

Waukesha Freeman 12/18/2014 Page A6 Opinion Real campaigns need real money Farrow challenger unlikely to reach voters without war chest In case you missed it, the election for the next Waukesha County executive is essentially over. Barring a surprise last-minute entry, state Sen. Paul Farrow will be Waukesha County’s third county executive. Farrow jumped into […]

As you may have seen on RightWisconsin this morning, where I reported this first, Brian Dorow is not running for Waukesha County Executive. That means as of now State Sen Paul Farrow is practically running unopposed. One other person, a former candidate for alderman in Pewaukee, has taken out paperwork in the race. As I […]