Category Archives: 2016 Elections

It’s Election Day … Vote!

As if you needed a reminder …

Tuesday is election day, and I ask everyone to get to the polls, do their duty as citizens and vote.

It’s a full ballot, from the presidential primary, to State Supreme Court to Milwaukee County executive and supervisor to South Milwaukee School Board.

Here are additional voting details …

  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • First District voters vote at Divine Mercy School, 695 College Ave.
  • Second District voters vote at Lakeview School, 711 Marion Ave.
  • Third District voters vote at City Hall, 2424 15th Ave.
  • Fourth District voters vote at Rawson Elementary, 1410 Rawson Ave.
  • Not sure what district you live in? Here is a map.
  • Don’t forget: Voter ID is now in effect.

Check out more details on the city’s elections web page … and look for more information on local results from South Milwaukee Blog later tonight or Wednesday morning.

You will note: I have joined with a number of other suburban mayors to endorse Chris Abele for Milwaukee County executive. I like Sen. Larson and would gladly endorse him in another run for Senate. But I proudly stand behind Chris Abele in this race.

Why do I want four more years?

Chris has been good for the South Shore and South Milwaukee, and I’m proud to support him for a second term. He has restored fiscal discipline and accountability to county government, while also driving increased efficiency in how the county delivers its services. Chris is unafraid to drive big ideas to solve big problems. From working to end chronic homelessness to stepping up to invest in cleaner watersheds and our parks, he is committed to making Milwaukee County a better place. And he doesn’t do it alone. Chris values partnerships, and he has led the way in driving cooperation among communities. Chris believes we’re all in this together. So do I.

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Spring Election: Absentee Voting Now Available

Absentee ballots can now be issued at City Hall ahead of the April 5 spring election and presidential primary.

Ballots can be completed at the clerk’s office until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1. The last day to mail absentee ballots is Thursday, March 31.

Please Note: City Hall will be CLOSED on Friday, March 25, for Good Friday.

All voters are required to provide a photo ID at the election, as well as when requesting an absentee ballot (in-person and mailed absentee voting).

For a view of the sample ballot, click here. And click here for more information from the city’s election page.

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Candidate Forum Set for March 24

Learn more about the candidates for Milwaukee County Board and Cudahy mayor.

Thanks to the South Shore Chamber of Commerce for holding this event, and to the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center for hosting it.


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Local Politics: Contested School Board Race

The April 5 ballot will include one contested South Milwaukee race.

Two South Milwaukee School Board seats are up, and incumbents Terri Travia and Doug Perry are running against challenger Frank “Disco” Gratke. They are seeking three-year terms. South Milwaukee Municipal Judge Bill Fenger is running unopposed for an eighth term. The judge serves a three-year term.

More on these races as the election nears …

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County Board: Two Vie For District 8 Seat

Two people are running to replace Supervisor Patricia Jursik on the Milwaukee County Board.

The two candidates for the District 8 seat are …

  • Tony Bloom, 1428 Michigan Ave. in South Milwaukee
  • David Sartori, 6000 S. Buckhorn Ave. #215 in Cudahy

Cudahy’s Kevin Fech, who had filed a declaration of candidacy for the seat, informed me today he will not be running.

The deadline for nomination signatures was 5 p.m. today.

You can see a list of all 2016 spring candidates on the Milwaukee County Election Commission website here. And here is Milwaukee Journal Sentinel coverage on contested races.

Election day is Tuesday, April 5.

Jursik announced in November she would not seek another term.

Look for more information as the race heats up this winter.

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