Now I know that the county supervisor position was reduced to a ‘part time’ job some time ago by Wisconsin legislative fiat. We covered that extensively as it happened. So I know there is no reason that a county supervisor wouldn’t want to hold another job…particularly to get health benefits since state action also stripped supervisors of all benefits.

But Daniel Bice at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander axed from $86,000-per-year state job.

But why would an elected county official be allowed to hold a non-elected government job? It may not legally be a conflict of interest but it stinks to high heaven.

And although personnel matters are usually kept quiet, since this does in fact involve an elected official, the state Department of Children and Families needs to be transparent in this particular instance. In this case voters have a right to know.

One Response to County Supervisor Deanna Alexander axed from state job

  1. Sam Hagedorn says:

    “But why would an elected county official be allowed to hold a non-elected government job? It may not legally be a conflict of interest but it stinks to high heaven. ”

    Supervisor Alexander has abstained when votes were taken concerning DCF votes.

    I think you’d be surprised by the number of supervisors who work in non elected government jobs, including teachers. What about those who get paid by political organizations, quasi party groups and union front goups? Should we know about them also, maybe.

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