State Representative Jonathan Brostoff Arrested In Sherman Park

For many of you from Milwaukee this is now old news already…but for those of you outside of Milwaukee…well you may have seen it too since it made the national news. But here are the particulars in a nutshell. Mourners continue to congregate in the area in Sherman Park where…

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Pensions and More Pensions, Alderman Zielinski, and Milwaukee Works Inc.

Over the past ten days or so I received a number of unusual campaign style literature pieces. They prominently feature Milwaukee 14th District Alderman Tony Zielinski although they aren’t actually election related pieces. I live in the 14th so it makes sense that I received them. But they obviously were…

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Democratic Reps.: Tune up civil service – don’t turn it into crony system

Earlier today Democratic State Reps. Jocasta Zamarripa, Christine Sinicki, Tod Ohnstad, Robb Kahl, and Rep. Jonathan Brostoff wrote an op-ed for the CapTimes outlining all the bad things Republican efforts to “reform” Wisconsin’s civil service laws would do. Here’s a snippet. While Republicans deconstructed Wisconsin’s historic campaign and ethics laws…

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Compare and contrast: Jonathan Brostoff & Joseph Klein

While the Democratic primary election in the 19th Assembly district drew a lot of attention given the fact that four Democrats were vying to replace incumbent Rep. Jon Richards, the winner of that primary (Jonathan Brostoff) does still have an opponent in November’s general election. Joseph Klein of the Wisconsin…

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Thank You From Marina Dimitrijevic:

Dear Friends, Thank you. Last year, I decided to run for the State Assembly because like you, I believe our state is heading in the wrong direction and everyone in Wisconsin deserves a fair shot to succeed. While we fell short last week, I am so proud of the positive…

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Some post-primary winners and losers

So the results of tonight’s partisan primary election are in, and I’ve got a few winners and losers (and they’re not necessarily all candidates). WINNERS Jonathan Brostoff: With a narrow victory in the Democratic primary in the 19th Assembly district, Brostoff is virtually assured of victory in November, with only…

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State Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd endorses Jonathan Brostoff

This is a pretty big deal… “The challenges we face as a city today require fresh, energetic leaders in Madison who will work hard, everyday, to address the needs of our community,” Harris Dodd said. “I have known Jonathan for many years and know he is the right candidate for…

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What do you want to know? Ask questions of AD19 candidates

The Bay View Compass, with the League of Women Voters and the Bay View Neighborhood Association, is hosting a forum for candidates in the race to replace Jon Richards in the 19th assembly district on Monday, August 4th. The full details are here. You should go. All five candidates, including the…

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My thoughts on Marina Dimitrijevic’s record of working with Scott Walker

On Monday Shaina shared her thoughts on Democratic Assembly candidate Marina Dimitrijevic’s statement touting her record of working with Scott Walker as if that somehow qualifies her to serve in the State Assembly, but I wanted to share my thoughts as well. First, here’s Dimitrijevic’s statement. What sets her apart…

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Jonathan Brostoff garners endorsement of Sandy Pasch

On Wednesday Democrat Jonathan Brostoff, who’s running to replace Jon Richards in the 19th Assembly district, received the endorsement of Assistant Assembly Democratic Leader Sandy Pasch. Here’s what Rep. Pasch had to say about Jonathan Brostoff: “Milwaukee needs Jonathan’s fresh, effective, and proven leadership in working directly our communities on…

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