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Practically Speaking

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.

And the winner is....

Education, Elections, Elmbrook, TAXES, WISCONSIN

I was hoping to say everything's coming up roses for Rose Fernandez, but it was not to be. With 91% of the vote in, she is stuck at 43% at 11:30pm.

 

Judge Randy Koschnick did better than I thought, considering most people were not aware of him or the race, and he spent so little money on advertising and his campaign. He is at 41%. (Judge Shirley Abrahamson raised $1.3 million for this campaign.)

 

But locally, my choices were in the majority: Meg Wartman winning another 3 years with 66% of the vote and Jean Lambert with 59% of the final vote tallies. Congratulations Meg and Jean.

 

In Elm Grove, the 3 incumbent Village Trustees won; Charles Wickens only received 12% of the vote. Possibly Elm Grove voters didn't know how he could be in two places at once either?

 

For those of you with an eye on the referendums, West Bend's $41 million referendum failed 53% to 47%, but their $27 million dollar referendum passed, however by a narrow margin. The percentages were even, 50% - 50% of the vote--with only 74 votes separating the yeas from the nays. That has got to hurt! Recount anyone?

 

Interestingly, it appears that 11,949 people total voted on the $41 mil question, but only 11,868 voted on the $27 mil measure. That is 81 votes less than the first question. Did those 81 voters just not see the second question? I bet if they were against the 2nd referendum they are kicking themselves now! (Remember our referendum last year? 294 voters left that question blank too.)

 

Cudahy's $3.7 million referendum passed by 85 votes, 52% to 48%, which shows that even in tough times people still will spend if "it's for the kids".

 

In the more affluent north shore area, which includes some of Glendale, Fox Point, Bayside, and River Hills, Maple Dale's K-8 district passed its $4 million referendum by a healthier margin of 513 votes, 68% to 32%,  Maple Dale's exceed the limit question also passed by 177 votes, 56% to 44%.

 

Links: 

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Brookfield7, Fairly Conservative, BetterBrookfield, Vicki McKenna, Jay Weber, The Right View Wisconsin, Randy Melchert, Mark Levin, The Heritage Foundation, CNS News

 

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