Though the Wisconsin Supreme Court race is still too close to call, I’d like to take a moment to congratulate all the victors in the 2011 spring elections.
Here in Milwaukee County, voters sent a clear, unambiguous message that they’re ready for a clear change from the policies of Scott Walker, having elected Chris Abele to serve as Milwaukee County Executive with 60% of the vote. Though time will tell if Abele can put Milwaukee County back on the right track, I’m confident he’ll serve the citizens of Milwaukee County well in his new role.
I’d also like to congratulate my good friend Jason Haas, who defeated his opponent decisively to fill out the remainder of Chris Larson’s term as Milwaukee County Supervisor for the 14th supervisory district. Jason is a good man who cares deeply about his community, and I know he’ll do a great job in his new role.
And finally, I’d like to congratulate Meagan Holman and Pedro Colon. Though I didn’t cover their races much (and what little I did cover wasn’t flattering in Colon’s case) each deserve congratulations for their victories.
No matter the outcome of the Wisconsin Supreme Court race, tonight was a great night for progressives in Milwaukee County, and if JoAnne Kloppenburg can pull ahead in her race, the night will be all the better.