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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

If not Steve Taylor or Donald Schwartz for Milwaukee County Supervisor, who?

 

The third candidate in the race for the 9th district seat on the Milwaukee County Board is Oak Creek alderman Ken Gehl who contacted me today after hearing from friends I wrote that I really didn’t know that much about him.


Effective - Responsive - Accountable

·      Second-Term 5th District Alderman Oak Creek

·      Chair - Licensing and Capital Improvement Committees

·      20+ years Regional Brokerage Experience – Supervisory Analyst-Equity Research

·      M.S. - Finance – UW Milwaukee

 

Ø  Will hold the line on County taxes –

Ø  Will demand the right-sizing of County government-

Ø  Will provide effective leadership and strong representation-

Ø  Will ensure proper maintenance of County parks and roads-

Ø  Will be responsive and return your calls and emails-

As a member of the Common Council of the fastest-growing community in Milwaukee County, I have tackled the big issues like the new Drexel Avenue interchange, Delphi/Civic Center, Lakefront remediation and redevelopment, departmental consolidation, smart outsourcing, and groundwater contamination.

 

Vote for the candidate who has helped keep taxes flat in Oak Creek for the fourth year in a row, opposed obnoxious new fees, stood against the KRM, and led the reform in the city’s usage and creation of TIF districts. I have the experience to tackle large development issues, public-sector labor law changes, infrastructure and transportation needs, and inter-government cooperation. It’s time to reset the course of County government.

 

From the Schwartz campaign website - “I will advocate for a park district and a separate funding authority to restore funding and to improve our parks…” This is the same sales tax proposal voters in the 9th district overwhelmingly rejected 59% to 41% in November 2008.

 

He also says “I will…advocate for the reduction of the size of the Milwaukee County Board from 18 to 5 members.”  That’s a recipe for special interests to control the board, and if you thought supervisors weren’t responsive before, wait until nearly 200,000 people are in each district!

 

My wife and I are proud residents of Oak Creek since 1993. My wife is a 30+ year NML-Franklin veteran and I’ve been with Robert W. Baird for the past nearly eight years. Our four kids attend Oak Creek-Franklin schools.

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