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.
Previously on This Just In…
There are three candidates on the ballot for Franklin School Board this Tuesday. They will fill three seats. Do the math. Those three are guaranteed victory. They won when they handed in their nomination papers simply because they were the only three to collect the necessary signatures.
They win by default. Not their fault. They followed all the proper procedures.
Even so, that doesn’t mean I have to vote for them, and I won’t.
My vote is precious to me. You have to earn it. These three did not. I know absolutely nothing about any of them. So why should I support them? I have no idea what they stand for, their sense on any education issue.
Sadly, many will see the ballot and their option to vote for three and will vote for all three. Please don’t be one of them. Just skip that section.
Not enough candidates. No significant challenges. No choices. Apathy wins again in Franklin.
Some clarification on not voting for some races. Again, in those judicial races where there’s but one candidate (the incumbent), I’m not voting unless I know the candidate well and am satisfied with the job done.
For Franklin alderman, I don’t live in Dan Mayer’s district, but if I did I wouldn’t vote for Mayer who’s running unopposed. I have plenty good reasons.
But Kevin, Mark Andrea is also running opposed. Do you suggest not voting for him?
I repeat, unless I know the candidate well and am satisfied with the job done. Andrea has performed admirably and is not, unlike Mayer, a certified member of the dysfunctional, obstructionist cabal of the Franklin Common Council. Andrea has earned re-election and a vote.