Yesterday, I wrote that I support one of the candidates in the 21st Assembly race.
While I stand by my right (and some would argue, duty) to advocate for the candidates who I think will best represent South Milwaukee at other levels of government, I was labeled as “unethical” “low class” in doing so. Others expressed disappointment.
So I am making this pledge today: I’ll avoid making political statements on this forum going forward, and I’ll prevent others from doing the same.
I’ve also removed the reference to the endorsement in the post in question.
I will refocus on what this blog has become — a valued source for news and information for South Milwaukee and the South Shore. I’ll focus locally, sharing what’s happening with city government, police, fire, schools, events and more.
Yes, I will have a (sometimes strong) viewpoint on those issues every now and then. We may disagree, and that’s OK. I hope we can do so amicably.
Communication is a top priority for me as mayor. It’s why I started this blog seven years ago, and why I work hard at it daily.
It’s important to me and, I hope, important to you. Readership shows it is: This blog will top 1 million total page views sometime next year. I thank you for being a part of that growing audience.
And I thank you for your support of this forum.