Competition For Mark Honadel: South Milwaukee Resident William Kurtz Running As A Democrat

Mark Honadel has Democratic competition as he seeks his fifth full term in the Wisconsin Assembly: William Kurtz.

Kurtz is a former Milwaukee-area journalist and most recently worked in public relations at Carthage College in Kenosha.

I’ve met Bill, and he is excited about the challenge of unseating Honadel in the 21st Assembly District — even though he knows it will be an uphill climb.

Kurtz, who lives at 221 N. Chicago Ave., turned in 227 valid nomination signatures (200 are needed) as of June 1, the due date, according to the Government Accountability Board. Another potential candidate in the 21st, Michael Schmidt of Oak Creek, who listed his party as “Forward Wisconsin,” had only turned in 44 by that date, likely keeping him off the ballot.

Honadel turned in 394 valid signatures.

I’ll keep you posted as the campaign develops this summer. The general election is Nov. 4.

Of course, I’d like to know what you think. Post your comments below!


Filed under 2012 Elections

7 responses to “Competition For Mark Honadel: South Milwaukee Resident William Kurtz Running As A Democrat

  1. Al Douglas

    really? unseat Honadel? what platform would he run on?

  2. Judy Brewer

    I am totally supporting Bill Kurtz! Honadel has been in too long, time to get new blood in the 21st assembly district. I am sure Bill Kurtz is against Walmart coming to our City, where our other city officials didn’t listen to the people. Looking forward to the election! Judy B.

  3. RocketMom

    I urge everyone to please make the time for some civilized talk with the candidates. I am amazed at voters as well as the new candidates lack of history on why things are the way they are, and the lack of knowledge on how government is funded.

    Agree or disagree with Honadel, he *is* accessible. Whenever I had questions, Mark always makes time for me and will find answers to your questions.

  4. Judy Brewer

    Rocketmom, accessibility is not the complaint. I am, as many others are, very, very much aware of *why* things are the way they are. Morever, we know only too well how government is funded, and now our corporations too. The point is: if you do what you have always done, you’ll always get what you always got. We need new blood, that is new eyes.

    South Milwaukee is not a vortex, what we do as a local community also impacts the state.

    Bill Kurtz is good for the state.

  5. B. J. Swingle

    A democrat, reporter and journalist, communications specialist for a college…imagine that. Running against a former local small business owner, blue collar welder who grew up on a farm/orchard? Sorry, I’ll vote for the person who knows how the economy thrives, not someone who only knows how to thrive off the economy of others.

  6. Judy Brewer

    To use Honadel’s own words… “I grew up on a dairy farm and apple orchard, so I know first-hand the hard work it takes to maintain farms and produce quality products. Our Wisconsin farmers know how to “milk it.”

    He’s a conservative that wants to eliminate big government, except for the “milk” that feeds his lobbyists… I’ll take my chances with a guy who grew up in a family not suported by subsidies, but rather the strength of the collective voices of his neighbors and coworkers.

  7. luis

    go mark.another term..great men..

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