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.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012, is Primary Election Day. Remember to proudly take your photo ID along and when the poll worker asks for it, display it with a smile and thank the poll worker for requesting.
My analysis for Tuesday’s primary, like any other Election Day is simple. I’m looking for the most conservative people on the ballot who have earned my vote.
We live in a Tax Hell. For years and years we have been forced to relinquish hard-earned tax dollars with little to show. Enough is enough. I am gratified that my voce and others have begun to make a difference. More people are listening. More people are outraged. More people are prone to action. The status quo, for all too long comfy in their taxpayer supported lifestyle of nice salaries, and even better benefits, are now seeing taxpayers saying they’ve had it. It’s a whole new ballgame. And the fat pigs that were feeding at the public trough are starting to realize the taxpayer-funded salad bar is no more.
Six candidates are running. Two of them are incumbents. The top four candidates advance to the general election in April.
Janet Evans is a solid choice. Somehow she balances her deep concern for the taxpayers with caring for the students. It’s an approach that all members of the school board should share an embrace, but unfortunately don’t. Evans refuses to follow blindly in lock step with the school administration. For that she is ridiculed and looked down upon by those I submit do not match her in IQ. The fact that the school superintendent, Steve (Get me out of here, here’s my resume) Patz and liberal school board members roll their eyes and talk down to Janet Evans speak volumes. Evans is a clear vote on Tuesday.
The rest are all either a joke or questionable.
Incumbent Judith Bialk is a “yes” woman, a veritable doormat for the public school administration, completely void of any independent thought during her entire first term on the school board. We don’t need a mummy on the school board. We need someone capable of making a decision without being told how to vote by the superintendent and any number of hand-holding school board members.
Judith, here’s an idea: Knit one, pearl two, knit one, pearl two. While you knit, I can save more tax dollars for my family.
Donald Petre is a union puppet.
David Works is a previous disaster on the board. If we dumped you once, David, what makes you think we want you now?
John Thompson: The man has offered little. We’ve heard the teacher’s union likes him. Guess what? That just disqualified you, John.
Aimee Schlueter: Many people are trying to talk me into voting for her. Kevin, she showed up at the candidates’ forum. Not good enough. I’ll pay attention to her if she advances to the general, but for now, on Tuesday, the only candidate that has EARNED my vote is Janet Evans.
Now, I am not foolish. I know that 4 out of 6 candidates advance. I know that only 4 candidates turned up at the recent candidates’ forum. Clearly, some of those if not all that stayed home were afraid to face voters and tough questions. They took the risk that they would advance to the general and could bypass the face-to-face forum. We will remember how cowardly they were.
If I had my druthers, the two candidates that would not advance would be Judith Bialk, extremely unfriendly to the taxpayers, and Donald Petre, the most dangerous candidate in the race because of his union backing and anti-Walker stance. Remember, Petre supports the union thuggery on our beautiful state Capitol, the fake signatures used for doctor excuses for teacher protests at the Capitol, the death threats against state legislators, the sexual assaults against female legislators...
5 of the 6 candidates do nothing for me. That’s why I am only voting for one.
THE COUNTY SUPERVISOR PRIMARY
I really, really wanted to support Donald Schwartz, even though I can’t vote in this election. He sounded when he first contacted me that he was quite reasonable with his message of fiscal responsibility and economic development.
But then the more I found about him, the less I liked. He won’t respond to easy to answer questions. He’s wishy-washy, wussy, not ready for prime time, even if it is a county position.
Good guy? Sure. I know lots of good guys. I’d never vote for them.
A big liberal? Yep. We’ve got plenty of those on the Milwaukee County Board who care zero about
What about Franklin alderman Steve Taylor whose claim to fame is that he supported big tax and spending increases and proposed dogs, cats, goats, zebras, llamas, giraffes, and pandas always be on leashes in Franklin. I’m hearing his detractors, and there are many, would gladly vote for him to get him the hell out of the Franklin Common Council.
Don’t reward this putz by giving him a promotion.
Work by working against him in the Franklin Common Council.
When I vote Tuesday, it will be for Janet Evans because my vote is precious. I don’t just give it away.
PS. Aimee Schlueter?
Still waiting to hear from you.
Why should I vote for you?
If you lose Tuesday, it’s too late.
UPDATE: I did hear from Aimee Schlueter who was courteous and gave me important information, good enough that I intend to vote for her Tuesday.