Sunday, April 14, 2013

Chair Report - April 11, 2013

April 2 Election….The Spring elections have come and gone and we had mixed success with our supported candidates. Incumbent Tony Evers was reelected for State Superintendent of Schools and for most of us that was no surprise. The BIG race for Supreme Court Justice was way more contentious. Democrats were supporting challenger Ed Fallone for the ten year term. Electing Fallone would have changed the balance of the court to the liberal judges and would have been a road block for the Walker agenda. Unfortunately, incumbent Patience Roggensack retained her seat by outspending Fallone by a 5 to 1 margin using out-of-state money from corporate interest groups. Word on the block is corporations and big business bought another state Supreme Court judge.

Dueholm Dinner….The Jefferson-LaFollette-Dueholm Dinner that we hold annually with Polk County is shaping up to be something you will not want to miss. I have been working to enlist the speakers for the dinner and I can tell you there will be some real surprises. Jeff Peterson has been working on the venue and has also hired a band to play some music for us during dinner. This year the event will be held at the Milltown Community Center on Saturday, May 18. We are working out the final details as I write this report and will have tickets available sometime mid-month. Once we have them, we’ll want everyone to purchase some and to help sell them as well. This is one of our fundraisers and we can all help to make it a success.

April Meeting….Our April membership meeting will be held next Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Our meeting location is the Whitetail Wilderness Restaurant & Bar located approximately one mile north of the village of Webster. Keep in mind we are now starting the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to come for dinner should arrive about 5:30 p.m. I have invited St. Croix Tribal Police Chief Frank Taylor to attend this meeting. Frank has told me he is planning to run against Sheriff Dean Roland. As you know, the sheriff has had some issues lately and we stand a good chance of electing a democratic sheriff next time. Please come out and enjoy the camaraderie.  

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