Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor.

Priority: ELECTION April 5, 2011, Will Reinforce Human Rights or Greed

by Patricia Obletz, Editor


The portraits of the future painted by county executive candidates, philanthropist Chris Abele (D) and Rep. Jeff Stone (R), were telling during the March 17, 2011, debate at St. Mark AME Church, 1616 West Atkinson. Although each detailed his plans at length, the essence of their plans are these:

  • Rep. Stone wants the county to work more closely with the Republicans.

  • Philanthropist Chris Abele wants the county to work closely with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Democrat and community leaders.

  • Wisconsin State Sen. Lena Taylor informed us that only Chris Abele called her and asked what her district needs.

Nik Kovacs, Milwaukee Third District Alderman, spoke passionately about the need to elect JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice based on her integrity exemplified by her work as Assistant State Attorney General with four Republican and Democrat attorneys general. Unlike her opposition, she is impartial and bases her decisions on actual laws. Neither does she lose her temper and attack chief justices with angry, foul language.

The Milwaukee County Executive and State Supreme Court Justice elected positions at stake April 5, 2011, will determine whether human rights win, or greed in Wisconsin.

The Candidates and panelists left to right: Rep. Jeff Stone; Philanthropist Chris Abele
Bottom row: Derrick Martin, second generation owner, Lena’s Foods; William Jenkins, Pres. & Owner, Jenkins & Associates Healthcare, former Aurora Healthcare executive; Reuben K. Harpole, Jr., educator, activist, academic and retired journalist and more; Carla Y. Cross, Ex. Dir., Business Council for Ethnically Diverse Metro Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce.

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