Though I wasn’t a supporter of former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk in the Democratic gubernatorial recall primary for my own reasons, she deserves a ton of credit for all the hard work she’s done both during the protests of Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s attack on public employees and during the effort to recall Gov. Walker.
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate sums up how I’m feeling with this quote:
“Of all the accomplishments of Kathleen Falk in her long career of selfless service to the people of Wisconsin, her role in the formation of the recall movement may prove to be the most important.
“Not only was she on the front lines challenging the legality of Walker’s unprecedented power grab, she traveled the four corners of the state highlighting her principled opposition to Walker’s unprincipled moves which put Wisconsin’s freedoms and working families in such jeopardy.”
There’s no denying Kathleen Falk has had a long career of public service dedicated to fighting for progressive values, and though she didn’t win tonight’s primary, I have no doubts she’ll continue to fight to help kick Scott Walker out of office on June 5.