Granted, spring elections typically don’t have the sizzle of fall elections, but this year’s spring election promises to be one worth watching, at least here in Milwaukee County. With the election of County Executive Scott Walker to the governor’s office and Milwaukee County Supervisor Chris Larson’s ascension to the State Senate, their positions will be among those on the ballot this spring, and there’s already a movement afoot to draft State Rep. Jon Richards into the race to succeed Scott Walker as County Executive.
Last week a group called Renew Milwaukee issued a press release calling on Rep. Richards to run for Milwaukee County Executive, calling Richards a “fighter” who will move Milwaukee County forward while restoring accountability and transparency to county government.
In yet more Milwaukee County election news, my good friend Jason Haas has announced his candidacy for the seat on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors currently held by Chris Larson. Haas said his top priorities if elected would be to keep “parks safe and clean, our transit securely funded, and our families safe.”