Thursday, April 26, 2012
Kathy Rogers was also elected to her second term as School Board President at Wednesday night's meeting.
After being elected to the School Board on April 3, attorney Anne Berleman Kearney assumed her seat on the board for the first time Wednesday night. The board on Wednesday night certified the results of the election, in which three candidates ran for three seats. Former School Board member Gerry Steele did not seek re-election, and Kearney ran unopposed. Rogers received 1,588 votes, Kearney 1,633 and Pamela Woodard 1,722. At a special organizational School Board meeting Wednesday night, the board also elected its officers and adopted its organizational policies. The board unanimously re-elected board member Kathy Rogers as president. Jim Phillips, the former treasurer of the board, was elected as the board's vice president and clerk and …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
With 38 percent voter turnout, Bay voters also chose Phillips and Grady in judicial elections and favored a decrease in size and salary for the Milwaukee County Board.
Whitefish Bay has traditionally enjoyed strong election turnouts, and despite the lack of contested local races, 38 percent of voters went to the polls Tuesday for county races and the presidential primary election. Out of the 2,691 residents that voted in the Republican presidential primary, 66 percent voted for GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney, 22 percent voted for Rick Santorum, 7 percent voted for Ron Paul and 3 percent voted for Newt Gingrich. On the Democratic side, 843 Whitefish Bay residents voted for President Barack Obama, who is uncontested. On his way to vote at Whitefish Bay Village Hall Tuesday afternoon, Whitefish Bay resident Dan Sabin said he was voting for Mitt Romney because he likes what the former Massachusetts governor …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Advocates For Education will host a meet-and-greet event with candidates for the uncontested School Board race Monday at the Whitefish Bay Women's Club.
The Whitefish Bay School Board election coming up on April 3 may be uncontested, but it is still important to know who will be making educational policy decisions for the next three years. Advocates For Education has held School Board candidate forums ever since the organization was formed in 1994, and the organization will continue to provide that opportunity this year with a candidate meet-and-greet event at 7 p.m. Monday at the Whitefish Bay Women's Club. The three candidates running for the three seats are incumbent Kathy Rogers, incumbent Pamela Woodard and newcomer Anne Berleman Kearney. Full candidate bios can be viewed here. Advocates For Education President Liz Sanders said the candidate meet-and-greet event will be somewhat more …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Whitefish Bay Patch wants to hear your opinions on village issues. We will publish your letters to the editor in this column.
Dear Editor, The impressive 63% turnout in Whitefish Bay for the April 5 election is good news: it demonstrates the civic-mindedness of our community. I wish to congratulate my fellow candidates who won spots on the Whitefish Bay School Board. Thank you to the many Whitefish Bay residents who attended the candidates’ forum, who were gracious to me during my campaign, and who came out to vote. Anne Berleman Kearney Whitefish Bay
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Village Board votes, with four write-in hopefuls vying for two seats, will be counted Wednesday.
Whitefish Bay School Board members Marie Greco and Jim Phillips will keep their seats after surviving a close challenge from attorney Anne Berleman Kearney. Greco and Phillips have both served on the board for six years, and with Tuesday’s election, were elected to a third three-year term. Greco, the board president, received 39 percent of the votes, Phillips received 32 percent and Kearney 29 percent. Greco is co-owner and vice president of Lexicom Corporate Services. Phillips is a shareholder with the law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Kearney is a principal with Appellate Consulting Group and practices civil litigation. She also is an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School and is vice president of the Rosalie Manor board of …
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Greco, Phillips say knowledge of district finances will be a vital resource in lean times, but Kearney said she will bring a fresh perspective to the board.
The Whitefish Bay School District has some important decisions ahead in the next three years, and the three candidates for School Board have different opinions on whether the board would benefit from experience or a new voice. Whitefish Bay voters will make that choice in Tuesday's election, as attorney Anne Berleman Kearney, a political newcomer, is challenging six-year incumbents Marie Greco and Jim Phillips in a three-way race for two board seats. Terms are three years long. Kearney previously interviewed for a post on the school board in 2009, when Joe Martinelli resigned after serving one year of a three-year term. The board instead appointed Pam Woodard, who is running unopposed this year to serve the final year of that term. Kearney…
Monday, March 14, 2011
Packed house listens to school board candidates share their views on state budget cuts and other district issues.
With the Whitefish Bay School District facing a more than $2 million cut in state aid revenue, it's no surprise the main focus of Monday night's school board candidate forum revolved around candidates' priorities in a tight fiscal environment. Three candidates are running for two three-year school board positions in the April 5 election. Attorney Anne Berleman Kearney is challenging incumbents Marie Greco and Jim Phillips. Incumbent board member Pam Woodard is running uncontested for a one-year position on the board. The forum, sponsored by Advocates for Education, drew a large crowd to the Whitefish Bay Public Library Monday night. CBS 58 news anchor Mike Strehlow moderated the debate. Kearney is a principal with Appellate Consulting …