Monday, April 4, 2011
Whitefish Bay Patch wants to hear your opinions on village issues. We will publish your letters to the editor in this column.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Dear Editor: Whitefish Bay residents will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect two new Village Trustees. We strongly recommend the write-in candidacy of Andrew Martin. We believe that Village Board candidate Andrew Martin brings the best mixture of experience, knowledge, and character needed to help solve both the immediate and the long term issues that the Village Trustees must deal with. Andrew Martin worked as a self-employed tradesman, has managed business concerns, and has been a highly successful educator for the past thirty years. He has also proven himself to be a pragmatic and effective consensus builder who knows how to find solutions to difficult problems. His demonstrated leadership skills and wide range of experiences will be …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
About 30 people came to Wednesday night's forum to hear the write-in candidates weigh in on everything from budget cuts to sewer fixes.
There were no radical proposals presented at Wednesday night's village trustee candidate forum, but the backgrounds, skills and personalities of each of the four write-in candidates shown through in the live forum. The forum, which was sponsored by Whitefish Bay Patch, took place at the Whitefish Bay Women's Club. At 19 years old, William Demet grew up in the Whitefish Bay school system and is now in his first year of college at Marquette University, where he is in sophomore standing. As a political science major, government, debate and listening to others is close to his heart, he said. “The engineers will be doing the work fixing our sewers, but whoever you choose to be village trustee must be someone who will listen to your problems and…
Monday, January 31, 2011
First two candidates - a student and a professor - share their background and why they threw their hat into the ring.
When no one met the deadline to run for the two open seats on the Whitefish Bay Village Board, a college student and a professor stepped forward as write-in candidates. Now, a third candidate has entered the fray to make the race contested. Candidates planning to run a write-in campaign in the April 5 election must file paperwork at Village Hall. William Demet and Andrew Martin were the first two candidates to do so. The top two write-in candidates in the April 5 election each will win a trustee seat, assuming they are legally qualified. A special election would be held in the event of a tie. Village Clerk Jen Amerell announced Demet and Martin's write-in bids during a Jan. 19 Village Board meeting, and she said another candidate, Lauri …