Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tony Evers may have won the State Superintendent race but Sussex voted in favor of State Rep. Don Pridemore. The village also voted in favor of State Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack.
Sussex 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 78 percent of the Sussex vote, 1,240 to 363. 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 Sussex residents voted in favor of Pridemore. In Sussex, Pridemore received 1,050 votes and Evers received 483 votes. Evers has been in the education field for more than 30 years, working as a teacher, principal, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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 …
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 …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
State Rep. Don Pridemore is lone candidate in newly drawn 22nd Assembly District.
Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore is facing no remaining opposition in his bid for the redrawn 22nd State Assembly District on the Nov. 6 ballot. Pridemore has served as representative of the 99th Assembly District, but gave up that seat to run in the 22nd due to redistricting. He has been a member of the state Assembly since 2005. The district was redrawn this year in the wake of redistricting prompted by population shifts in the 2010 census. The district encompasses portions of the communities of Erin, Lisbon, Lannon, Butler, and parts of Richfield, Menomonee Falls and Milwaukee. (See map) Assembly members serve two-year terms and earn $49,943 annually. They also receive a per diem of $88 per day for each day they work in Madison.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Organizers are involved in the tea party movement and Republican politics.
When Barack Obama was elected president, Steve Welcenbach recalls, he didn’t sleep for three days. That sounds like hyperbole. No, he insists. He means it. That’s how upset he was. "I felt like the idea of America was being dismantled,” he says. The president, he says, “is a collectivist” whereas Welcenbach says he believes in personal responsibility and the free market. “I am a Catholic guy. I am a committed Christian. I believe God’s plan is what it is. Once I accepted that, I started thinking, ‘What’s my role?’ and the sleeping came back.” A short time later, while watching the news about the General Motors’ bailout, Welcenbach’s wife, also upset, commented, “We need a Republicans’ Anonymous group.” And, so the nucleus for what is now …
Monday, June 27, 2011
Residents are welcomed to come share their views on state and federal issues.
Want to voice your views on the future of Medicare to your congressman? Or talk about the state budget bill with a state legislator? You'll have a chance to do so at 12:45 p.m. Thursday when U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner and state Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) hold a public listening session at Sussex Village Hall, N64W23760 Main St. Residents are invited to attend the session and provide input to Sensenbrenner and Pridemore about issues state and federal issues. Hot issues currently being discussed on the federal level include the impact of health care reform and changes to Medicare, while state government has been embroiled in issues such as collective bargaining rights for public employees and the 2011-13 budget battle. At a town …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Critic says it could encourage discrimination, racial profiling, but lawmaker says that's not the case.
State. Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) said an immigration law he intends to introduce will avoid the constitutional pitfalls that have plagued similar legislation in Arizona. “There is nothing in my bill that will promote racial profiling,” said Pridemore, whose district includes Menomonee Falls and Sussex. “We have included language in the bill that would prevent profiling.” Critics of the bill call it a disastrous idea and say that all persons of color will “return to second-class citizenship” if the bill is adopted. “It’s a copycat bill that mirrors what happened in Arizona,” said Joe Shansky, a spokesman for Voces de la Frontera, a Milwaukee immigrant rights group. “The language is so intentionally vague that it allows police to stop …
Monday, April 25, 2011
State representative says if passed, the bill will be implemented aggressively.
State Rep. Don Pridemore, R-Hartford, announced Friday that a photo ID bill will be introduced in the state Assembly very soon from his office. According to a press release, Pridemore said the bill is on an aggressive implementation plan and it will also include a soft implementation of the bill if the election schedule permits. The bill, which is currently being circulated for cosponsors, should be introduced within the next several weeks. With the changes, Pridemore said in the statement more poll workers will be needed, but once they have experience fewer volunteers will be needed in the future. “Wisconsin voters are very concerned with the integrity of our elections and the potential for voter fraud,” the release states. “I am …