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Who Will Lead Milwaukee County?


County Executive Primary Set forFebruary 15

by Janice Christensen


The Riverwest Neighborhood Associationand the Riverwest Currents are sponsoring a Milwaukee CountyExecutive Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7-9 PM at the GordonPark Pavilion, Humboldt and Locust. All five candidates have beeninvited to participate. It will be moderated by peace activist GeorgeMartin. The Forum is free and open to the public.


Five candidates have declared for theMilwaukee County Executive position vacated when Scott Walker becameWisconsin’s governor. A nonpartisan primary set for Tuesday, Feb.15 will narrow the field to two candidates who will face off for theApril 5 election.


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Heads Up: Primary Election – Tuesday Feb. 17

If you enjoyed making a difference in our federal government by exercising your right to vote, don’t stop now. On Feb. 17 you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in how our schools in Wisconsin and Milwaukee are run. School Board Election The Milwaukee Public School Board is up for some changes. In District 4, long-time board member Charlene Hardin is running as a write-in candidate, because the Election Commission ruled that she didn’t have enough signatures on her nomination papers for her name to appear on the ballot.

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Nik Kovac Gets to Work

Defying the predictions and surprising prognosticators, native son Nik Kovac beat fellow
Riverwest resident Patrick Flaherty by a cheesecloth thin 71 vote margin on April 1 to claim
Milwaukee’s coveted Third District aldermanic seat.

But for Alderman-elect Kovac, the election isover, and the celebration is old news.