Friday, March 22, 2013
Incumbent Tony Evers is taking on state Rep. Don Pridemore in the April 2 election for Wisconsin's top education post.
State Superintendent of School Tony Evers will face state Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) in his bid for re-election in the April 2 election. Both candidates in the nonpartisan race say they're focused on improving the quality of education in Wisconsin, but they differ on the best way to accomplish that goal. Evers, a Plymouth native, has been the state superintendent of schools since 2009. He has been in the education field for more than 30 years, working as a teacher, principal, superintendent, regional administrator and deputy state superintendent before being elected to his current post. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1973, a master's degree in 1976 and a doctorate in education …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
State Rep. Mark Honadel got 60 percent of the vote against Democratic challenger Bill Kurtz in winning re-election to the 21st Assembly District seat.
State Rep. Mark Honadel said he was honored to be elected to another term in the Assembly and looked forward to getting back to work in the state Legislature. Honadel got 60 percent of the vote Tuesday against Democratic challenger Bill Kurtz in the race for the 21st Assembly district, which includes Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and a small portion of Franklin. Kurtz, 60, is a former reporter who has also worked for several colleges. He was in his first run for public office. It will be Honadel's fifth full term in the Assembly after winning a special election in 2003. "As long you enjoy this job and want to get something done, it's an honor. No doubt about it," Honadel said Wednesday. "I never take this for granted, being in politics." The …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Nine-year incumbent Honadel faces political newcomer Kurtz in race for the 21st Assembly district.
In one corner, you have the Republican incumbent, a nine-year veteran of the Wisconsin Legislature who won his last re-election bid with 69 percent of the vote. In the other, you have the Democratic challenger, a man in his first run for public office who spent years covering local politics as a journalist. State Rep. Mark Honadel and challenger Bill Kurtz will square off Tuesday in the 21st District Assembly race. The district includes Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and a small part of Franklin. In interviews with Oak Creek Patch, Honadel touted his record of working with both parties to pass meaningful legislation, while Kurtz criticized the incumbent's support of Gov. Scott Walker's agenda. Get complete info on where to vote and who's on …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Former governor and Cabinet secretary under President George W. Bush now vying for Senate seat.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Name : Tommy Thompson Age : 70 Place of residence : Madison Attended college : Yes College : University of Wisconsin-Madison Degree : Bachelor's Year of graduation : 1963 University : University of Wisconsin Law School Degree : Law degree Year of graduation : 1966 Has served in the military: Yes Rank : Captain Job titles held : Former Health and Human Services Secretary under George W. Bush Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Senate Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Wisconsin Governor, Wisconsin State Assembly Representative Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Website : www.tommyforwisconsin.com --- Sources: Electful, Palm Beach Post (AP)
Longtime congressman is on the ballot in 1st District as well as vice president.
Name : Paul Ryan Age : 42 Place of residence : Janesville Attended college : Yes College : Miami University in Ohio Degree : Bachelor's in economics and political science Year of graduation : 1992 University : None Degree : NA Year of graduation : NA Has served in the military: No Rank : NA Job titles held : U.S. Congressman, Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District; aide to legislators Bob Kasten, Sam Brownback, and Jack Kemp; speechwriter for Empower America; marketing consultant for Ryan Incorporated Central. Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: Congress (also on the ballot for vice president) Chamber/district: 1st Congressional District Incumbent: No (Vice President); Yes (1st Congressional …
Congresswoman Baldwin was the first woman elected to Congress in Wisconsin
Name : Tammy Baldwin Age : 50 Place of residence : Madison Attended college : Yes College : Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts Degree : A.B. degree with majors in government and mathematics. Year of graduation : 1984 University : University of Wisconsin Law School Degree : Law degree Year of graduation : 1989 Military service Has served in the military: No Rank : NA Job titles held : Elected congresswoman to Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District, lawyer, County Board supervisor, Madison Common Council, WI State Representative for the 78th Assembly District (central and south Madison). Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Senate Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective …
Republican incumbent Mark Honadel is opposed by veteran journalist Bill Kurtz.
Republican incumbent Mark Honadel, who has held the 21st Assembly District seat since 2003, is facing a challenge from Democrat Bill Kurtz in the Nov. 6 election. Honadel, 56, of South Milwaukee, is an independent businessman, who is also a former professional metal fabricator, welding instructor, and industrial manager. Kurtz, 60, also of South Milwaukee, has worked as a reporter for CNI Newspapers, the Shepherd Express, Catholic Herald and Milwaukee Journal. He has also worked for several colleges. The 21st District seat has new boundaries this year in the wake of redistricting prompted by population shifts in the 2010 census. The district encompasses South Milwaukee, Oak Creek and a small portion of Franklin. (See map) Wisconsin state …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Here you can find Patch's complete coverage of Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.
With a major U.S. Senate primary just days away, Wisconsin politics were hurled onto the national scene Saturday morning, as likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate for the November general election. Patch is covering all angles of the story - national and, of course, local - as it develops and as Wisconsin communities react to the choice. You may click the headlines below to navigate to each story. Thousands expected at rally featuring Mitt Romney, his new running mate, Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP U.S. Senate candidate at the Waukesha County Expo Center. This is Patch's main story on the announcement, breaking just after Romney announced his choice via a smartphone app. …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
With the election season under way, this is what every Oak Creek resident needs to know about voting in the Aug. 14 primary.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth Aug. 14. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles. Here are the races and candidates who will be on the primary ballot. Read more about the U.S. Senate race Both candidates are uncontested. Both candidates are uncontested. This race is uncontested. This race is uncontested. This race is uncontested. This race is uncontested.
Former congressman and U.S. Senate candidate joins the Tea Party bus on a statewide tour just days before the Republican primary election.
With just five days before the primary election, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Neumann continued his trip around Wisconsin Thursday with the Tea Party Express bus, making a stop in Waukesha County. Neumann's first stop of the day-long tour was at the Country Springs Hotel Thursday morning where, in front of a modest crowd of supporters, he outlined the three key issues he’ll address if elected to the open Senate seat. “The first thing that we need to do to restore this great nation is we need to restore the government to the principles that are in the constitution of the United States of America,” Neumann said. According to Neumann, that includes the right to bear arms. Second, he says he fully intends to repeal the Affordable Care Act and …