Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Tony Evers may have won the State Superintendent race but Brookfield voted in favor of State Rep. Don Pridemore. The city also voted in favor of State Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack.
Brookfield may have had uncontested municipal and school board races but when it came to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and State Superintendent of Schools races, residents leaned toward Pat Roggensack and Don Pridemore. State Supreme Court Justice Roggensack won a second term on Tuesday night against Ed Fallone. She grabbed almost 80 percent of the vote, 6,699 to 1,749. Tony Evers retained his position as State Superintendent against State Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford). Even though Evers won the state election, the majority of Brookfield residents voted in favor of Pridemore. In Brookfield, Pridemore received 4,971 votes and Evers received 2,634 votes. Evers has been in the education field for more than 30 years, working as a teacher, …
Justice Pat Roggensack defeats Ed Fallone in race for Wisconsin Supreme Court, while Tony Evers beats Don Pridemore for state superintendent of schools.
State Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack defeated challenger Ed Fallone Tuesday in her bid for a second 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers withstood a challenge from Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore in the only other contested statewide race on the ballot. Roggensack was declared the winner by the Associated Press shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday. As of midnight, with 88 percent of the statewide vote counted, she had 57 percent of the vote to Fallone's 42 percent, according to election results from WISN 12 News. The race for Wisconsin's top education post wasn't as close. With 88 percent of the statewide vote counted as of midnight, Evers had 61 percent of the vote, with …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Friday is the last day for residents to vote early in person for Tuesday's election and clerks' offices across the state, including Brookfield's, are required to be open.
With the spring election on Tuesday, muncipal clerks' offices across the state - including Brookfield - are required to be open on Good Friday. The clerk’s office at Brookfield City Hall will be open for in-person absentee voting and other election details that day. Friday is the deadline for in-person voting. You may also cast an absentee ballot by mail, but it must be postmarked no later than Tuesday. Here is more information on voting early in Wisconsin. "The absentee voting statutes provide no exemption from or postponement for deadlines occurring on the Thursday or Friday before the Spring Election, regardless of their relationship to religious observances that are not recognized as state holidays," Wisconsin Government Accountability…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Here's all the information you need to know about where to vote in Brookfield on April 2 and what's on the ballot.
Monday, March 25
April 2 is Election Day in Brookfield, and Patch has everything you need to know before you head to the polls. Immanuel Baptist Church, 4250 N. 137th St. Burleigh Elementary School, 16185 Burleigh Place Dixon Elementary School, 2400 Pilgrim Square Drive Brookfield Elementary School, 2530 N. Brookfield Road Public Safety Building, Courtroom, 2100 N. Calhoun Road Swanson Elementary School, 305 N. Calhoun Road St. Luke Catholic Church, 18000 W. Greenfield Ave. If you're not sure what ward you live in, check out the city's map of aldermanic districts. Brookfield Common Council (3rd District) Elmbrook School Board (Area II seat) Elmbrook School Board (At-large seat) Waukesha County Circuit Court (Branch 1) Waukesha County Circuit Court (…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Incumbent Tony Evers is taking on state Rep. Don Pridemore in the April 2 election for Wisconsin's top education post.
State Superintendent of School Tony Evers will face state Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) in his bid for re-election in the April 2 election. Both candidates in the nonpartisan race say they're focused on improving the quality of education in Wisconsin, but they differ on the best way to accomplish that goal. Evers, a Plymouth native, has been the state superintendent of schools since 2009. He has been in the education field for more than 30 years, working as a teacher, principal, superintendent, regional administrator and deputy state superintendent before being elected to his current post. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1973, a master's degree in 1976 and a doctorate in education …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The "nonpartisan" state Supreme Court race could have big ramifications on cases sitting on the court's docket.
"Nonpartisan election" seems to be a buzz phrase quickly falling out of style in Wisconsin politics as the state is again embroiled in a saucy state Supreme Court election essentially split on party lines. And in a race split by ideology, barbs are sure to follow. State Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is seeking another 10-year term on the bench, but is facing a challenge from Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone in the April 2 election. The 2013 race has all the fixings of a partisan race similar to the 2011 showdown between Justice David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg, which was seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker at the time. The court is weighted 4-3 in favor of conservative justices, and April 2 could tip the …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Ed Fallone, who is challenging incumbent Patience Roggensack in Wisconsin Supreme Court election, say justice should have recused herself from a case involving attorney who also represented her.
In 2010, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated a criminal conviction against Dimitri Henley. Afterward, his lawyers filed a motion arguing that Justice Patience Roggensack should have recused herself from taking part, given her role in a case involving Henley’s co-defendant. This motion was later denied, on a 4-3 vote. What surprised and even shocked some court observers was that Roggensack took part in this ruling. “Justice Roggensack’s participation in judging her own conduct showed astounding disregard for legal ethics and every litigant’s right to impartial justice,” thundered the New York Times. But it was in keeping with what Roggensack, now seeking a second 10-year term, has helped make the standard — that individual justices have …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The state will choose between Pat Roggensack, who has served on the State Supreme Court since 2003, and Ed Fallone, a Marquette University Law professor who teaches constitutional, corporate and criminal law, as their justice.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack of Madison and Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone of Whitefish Bay will square off in the April 2 election for the high court after advancing in Tuesday's primary. With 93 percent of the votes counted statewide as of 10:36 p.m., Roggensack captured more than 63 percent of the ballots cast, while Fallone had 30 percent, according to Patch's media partners at WISN 12. Vince Megna was eliminated from the race and had garnered about 6 percent of the vote. Roggensack has served on the State Supreme Court since 2003. Fallone, 48, teaches constitutional, corporate and criminal law. Megna, 68, of Menomonee Falls, is a lemon law lawyer who works for Aiken & Scoptur, S.C. in Milwaukee.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Most of the cash in high court campaign will spent by conservative and liberal outside groups — not the candidates themselves.
On Tuesday, Wisconsin will hold a primary election for state Supreme Court, narrowing the field from three candidates to two. Then the race will begin in earnest. Justice Patience Roggensack, who has already served one 10-year term on the state’s highest court, is expected to survive the cut. Her challengers are Ed Fallone, a Marquette University Law School professor, and Vince Megna, a Milwaukee lawyer specializing in suing auto companies. The general election is April 2. Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 4, according to the most recent reporting, Roggensack had raised about $200,000, compared to Fallone’s $75,000 and Megna’s $0. Roggensack reported having $219,154 cash on hand, compared to Fallone’s $63,713 and Megna’s $5,340. Most of Megna’s …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Here's all the information you need to know about where to vote in Brookfield on Tuesday and what's on the ballot.
Saturday, February 16
Tuesday is Election Day in Brookfield, and Patch has everything you need to know before you head to the polls. Brookfield residents will only see one race on the ballot: the primary election for the state Supreme Court. But here are a few things you need to know before you head to the polls. Immanuel Baptist Church, 4250 N. 137th St. Burleigh Elementary School, 16185 Burleigh Place Dixon Elementary School, 2400 Pilgrim Square Drive Brookfield Elementary School, 2530 N. Brookfield Road Public Safety Building, Courtroom, 2100 N. Calhoun Road Swanson Elementary School, 305 N. Calhoun Road St. Luke Catholic Church, 18000 W. Greenfield Ave. If you're not sure what ward you live in, check out the city's map of aldermanic distircts. State …