Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.
I don't know that many people are even thinking about voting today, but Tuesday, Sept. 9th is the primary election for the Nov. 4th election. As usual, we will go vote. (One of the joys of having an adult child is that our household vote total now is 3!)
Don't assume that this election does not matter. There are primary challengers to Congressman Sensenbrenner, Register of Deeds, and Assembly, depending on your district.
We all vote on United States Congressman in our area. You would think Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner would be running unopposed, but "Republican" Jim Burkee is challenging him for the job.
I don't even
have to wonder about which one to support--Burkee's Journal Sentinel
endorsement along with the Shepherd Express' tells me all I need to
know. (The Journal also endorsed Sensenbrenner's opponent Bryan Kennedy
2 years ago.)
I will cast my vote of support for Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, because he has been a steadfast supporter of fiscal and social conservative values. I do contact Congressman Sensenbrenner fairly often about legislation.
I live in State Assembly district 14--east Brookfield, West Allis, etc. Here is my sample ballot.
Leah Vukmir is my 14th Assembly Representative. She gets my
enthusiastic support too for being a champion for taxpayers and
conservative values. Leah will be challenged by Democrat David Hucke in
If you live in State Assembly district 98--west Brookfield and Pewaukee area--this is your ballot.
Rich Zipperer, Republican 98th Assemblyman, will be challenged by
Democrat Victor Weers this November. If I lived in the 98th, I would
wholeheartedly support Zipperer. He too is a strong conservative voice
State Assembly district 24 is to our immediate north--Menomonee Falls, Germantown, etc.--here is their ballot.
The 24th district will be choosing their Republican Assembly candidate from a field of 4 contenders (listed in order on the ballot): Michael Moscicke, Randall Ryan Melchert, Jason Lasage, and Dan Knodl. As I have already stated, my choice would be Randall Melchert.
The Democrats are also presenting two 24th Assembly candidates: Charlene Brady and Torrey Lauer on tomorrow's ballot.
By the way, Republican 8th District State Senator Alberta Darling will be challenged in November by Democrat Sheldon Wasserman.
So go vote today!
If your district was not listed, you can find your sample ballot here.
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