April 7th 2015 Menomonee Falls Sample Ballot and Voter Recommendations

Sample Ballot  MF 4-7-15 68151
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT – 2015-2025 – VOTE FOR ONE
ANN W. BRADLEY (Non-Partisan)
 X JAMES P. DALEY (Non-Partisan)- Endorsed
WAUKESHA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, BRANCH 7 – VOTE FOR ONE
MARIA S. LAZAR (Non-Partisan) – unopposed, no recommendation
WAUKESHA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, BRANCH 8 – VOTE FOR ONE
 X MICHAEL P. MAXWELL (Non-Partisan)- Endorsed
RON SONDERHOUSE (Non-Partisan)
WAUKESHA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, BRANCH 9 – VOTE FOR ONE
MICHAEL J. APRAHAMIAN (Non-Partisan) – unopposed, no recommendation
WAUKESHA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, BRANCH 10 – VOTE FOR ONE
LINDA M. VAN DE WATER (Non-Partisan)
 X PAUL BUGENHAGEN, JR. (Non-Partisan) - Endorsed
County Executive – VOTE FOR ONE
 X PAUL FARROW (Non-Partisan)- Endorsed
THOMAS J. SCHELLINGER (Non-Partisan)
VILLAGE PRESIDENT – VILLAGE OF MENOMONEE FALLS – VOTE FOR ONE
 X JOE HELM (Non-Partisan) – Endorsed
STEVE RAYMONDS (Non-Partisan)
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER – MENOMONEE FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT – VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN TWO
DAVID NOSHAY (Non-Partisan)
LOWELL W. KELLOGG (Non-Partisan) (signed recall)
 X NILDA CORDOVA (Non-Partisan) – recommended
X LAURA OLTEANU (Non-Partisan) – recommended
STATEWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REFERENDUM
“Election of chief justice. Shall section 4 (2) of article VII of the constitution be amended to direct that a chief justice of the supreme court shall be elected for a two-year term by a majority of the justices then serving on the court?”
YES __X__ NO _____

Supervisor Brandtjen congratulates Pridemore on retirement

Waukesha County Supervisor Janel Brandtjen (District 5 – Menomonee Falls) congratulates Representative Don Pridemore on his retirement announcement.

“Don Pridemore has been the conservative’s conservative since he was elected in 2004 to the State Assembly. I have looked up to Don as a mentor over the years and have appreciated his insights and wisdom.

“No legislator has been as accessible as Don has; I would always know that he would take my phone call if it was concerns over legislation affecting the county or helping a constituent with government services.

“Too many legislators believe in being ‘career politicians’ – when Don ran for office he pledged to fight for the conservative message, accomplish his mission, and not make a career out of being in office. Today, Don has finished his race, and everyone in his district is the better for him having served us in Madison.

“Whether it has been relentless advocacy for the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, advocating for school choice as Chair of the Assembly Urban Education committee, defending the Second Amendment, respect for the sanctity of human life, or standing with Governor Walker on Act 10, conservatives knew that Don Pridemore did not just have their back, he was leading the charge. You have earned a well-deserved retirement.”

In the news: Waukesha County leaders oppose stadium tax

Menomonee Falls Taxpayer endorsed Supervisor leads fight to oppose new arena taxes

“Members of Waukesha County’s Executive Committee on Monday recommended to the County Board that it oppose any imposition of a regional tax to finance the construction of a new Milwaukee arena.” (JSOnline)

But who led the charge? “The Waukesha County resolution was introduced by Supervisor Jennifer Grant.” (JSOnline)

Countywide Waukesha Taxpayer Group Forming

For Immediate Release:

For more information call Bill Savage (414) 218-0959                                        

The members of the Menomonee Falls Taxpayers Association (MFTA) have decided to form a new organization, the Waukesha County Taxpayer Association (WCTA) that will address the issues that affect taxpayers at the county level.

According to MFTP President Steve Welcenbach, the success of the Menomonee Falls based group has triggered the effort on a county wide basis.  “We are looking forward to working at the county level to help reduce the size of government and protect the taxpayers,” Welcenbach said.

Bill Savage, who is expected to become the Executive Director, issued this statement.

“The Taxpayer groups that I have been involved in have always served as an information source for voters in the spring elections.  Since these elections are not subject to party primaries candidates are basically on an honor system regarding their conservative philosophies.  That hasn’t always worked out so well for the taxpayers.  We will be monitoring the voting records of our elected county and local officials.  We will be informing the public on where they stand on the issues.  Groups like this keep officials honest. It makes for good government.”

More information on both groups can be found at MFTax.org

In the news: County Supervisor Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant, CPA, mother of four, and full-time professional, saw a need for change in her community.  She loves the values cherished by her community in Waukesha county, Wisconsin, but noticed that “those values aren’t always reflected” by her county board.  So when a seat opened up, she seized the opportunity by running and winning…

“Having the endorsement of the Menomonee Falls Taxpayer Association was “key to my victory.””

Read more at LibertyRising