The Ballot Box

Riverwest, East Side & Harambee Election Info
Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7. For more info on how to become a poll worker, how to register, or where to vote, go to or call the Election Commission at 286-3491.

– November 7, 2006

Milwaukee County
District Attorney
John Chisholm (D)
Lew Wasserman (I)
David A. Clarke Jr. (D) incumbent
Donald Holt (R)

State of Wisconsin
Jim Doyle (D) incumbent
Nelson Eisman (G)
Mark Green (R)
Lt. Governor
Barbara Lawton (D) incumbent
Jean Hundertmark (R)
Leon Todd (G)
Attorney General
Kathleen Falk (D)
J.B. Van Hollen (R)
Secretary of State
Doug La Follette (D) incumbent
Sandy Sullivan (R)
Michael LaForest (G)
State Treasurer
Dawn Marie Sass (D)
Jack C. Voight (R) incumbent
Tim Peterson (L)
Winston Sephus, Jr. (G)
State Senate, District 7 (East Side)
Dimity Grabowski (R)
Jeff Plale (D) incumbent
Claude VanderVeen (G)
State Assembly, District 16
(Riverwest & Harambee)
Leon Young (D) incumbent

United States
Ben J. Glatzel (I)
Robert Gerald Lorge (R)
Herb Kohl (D) incumbent
Rae Vogeler (G)
Congress, District 4
(Riverwest & Harambee)

Gwen Moore (D) incumbent
Perfecto Rivera (R)

These Referenda will be on the November 7
ballot in the city of Milwaukee.

1. Gay Marriage Amendment – State of Wisconsin
A no vote is will maintain the state laws regarding marriage already on the books. If passed, this amendment would affect any two people in a relationship – gay or straight – and their ability to manage health care benefits, child custody issues, and hospital visitation rights.
“Marriage. Shall section 13 of article XIII of the constitution be created to provide that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in the state and that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state?”
2. Wisconsin Death Penalty – State of Wisconsin
A no vote will advise state legislators to maintain Wisconsin’s status quo – no death penalty. “Should the death penalty be enacted in the state of Wisconsin for cases involving a person who is convicted of first-degree intentional homicide, if the conviction is supported by DNA evidence?”
3. Iraq War Referendum – City of Milwaukee
A yes vote will put Milwaukee on the books as supporting a quick end to the war in Iraq. “Shall the United States commence a humane, orderly, rapid and comprehensive withdrawal of United States military personnel and bases from Iraq?”

Riverwest Currents online edition – November, 2006