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 …
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
With the election season under way, here is what every Sussex resident needs to know about voting in Tuesday's primary.
Saturday, February 16
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth on Tuesday, Feb. 19. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles. Registration: If you haven't registered to vote, you can still vote at the polls on election day. Polling locations: All voting takes place at the Sussex National Guard Armory, W239N5678 Maple Ave. Hours: Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sample ballot: Voters in Wards 1 to 7 can find a sample ballot here. Voters in Ward 8 can find a sample ballot here. If you're not sure what ward you live in, check the village's ward map or visit the Wisconsin Voter Information website. Here are the races and …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Voters will choose between a lemon law attorney, a Marquette University law professor and an incumbent in the Feb. 19 primary election.
Three candidates — Ed Fallone, Vince Megna and incumbent Pat Roggensack — are vying for a 10-year seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice in the Feb. 19 primary election. The job is non-partisan, but there's a stark contrast between these candidates. The top two vote-getters will square off in the April 2 general election. Ed Fallone, 48, of Whitefish Bay, is a Marquette University Law professor who teaches constitutional, corporate and criminal law. He has never been a judge before. Still, Fallone has called out the Supreme Court justices for playing politics and becoming dysfunctional. A number of liberal and progressive groups have endorsed Fallone, including the AFL-CIO. Fallone also founded Centro Legal, a firm that helps needy …