Family: Married to Vivian, one adult daughter
Education: Master’s in social work from University of Wisconsin-Madison
Occupation: Racine County social worker for 20 years
Previous elected experience: 16 years on City Council, from 1989 to 2005, including a term as council president and service on all committees
Interesting tidbit: Works with the Optimist Club to help young people
Address: 3700 Oakwood Drive, Racine
Family: Divorced, two children and two grandchildren
Education: High school in her native Mississippi
Occupation: Owner and operator of A-1 cleaning Service
Previous elected experience: None
Interesting tidbit: She finds it remarkable that she can run for office in Wisconsin when it was not that long ago that African-Americans couldn’t’t vote in Mississippi.
Address: 205 E. 4 Mile Road, Wind Point
Family: Married, three children
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Carroll College
Occupation: CPA, operates his own consulting practice doing small business advising, operations consulting and venture capital work
Previous elected experience: Elected County Board supervisor in 2005
Interesting tidbit: Hall has played basketball almost every Tuesday night for the past 20 years. (He gave it up to campaign for office, he said.) He also enjoys disc golf.
I think this candidate is by far our best choice. Integrity and ethical are two words that come to mind while watching his interviews. I also agree with him on many issues including having been against the jail expansion as well as putting more focus on quality of life programs. Call me a bleeding heart liberal if you will, which I do not feel I am…but out health and human services programs are a must to improve this community. Hall is also in support of the commuter rail (hooray).
I did attempt to interview both candidates, but did not receive responses. However, I must admit that I did so late in the game and I am well aware of how utterly busy they both must be.
Racine Unified School District Board (3 seats available)
This was a very difficult choice. To be perfectly honest from the interviews I have read I was not blown away or significantly impressed by any of the candidates. However I did choose 2 based on the way they answered their questions and whether or not they have or had children in the district. I have to think about and try to find more info in order to decide on the 3rd.
I am 4 year resident of Sturtevant, originally grew up in a small town Grafton WI. I am married to my wife Deborah and have 2 children (Alec is 2 and a half years old and Aimee 11 months old). For myself, I have a BS in Electrons Engineering Technology from ITT in addition to MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School. All degrees were obtained while working full time taking advantage of my employer’s tuition reimbursement policy (employers funded 70% of my education). I have a solid employment history, being recognized through promotions at the last 3 employers.
Children: 2 as listed above, my son will be enrolling in the RUSD 4 year kindergarten within the next 2 years.
Employment: I work as a Pulmonary Function Technologist at Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group
Education: High School Diploma- Lincoln Senior High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Associates Degree (AS) in Respiratory Therapy, Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota, Bachelors of Art (BA) in Music Education, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Family: I am married, I have one son.
I have one son and he has attended schools in the Racine Unified School District, currently he attends Starbuck Middle School. He attended Goodland School prior to Starbuck Middle School.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge
While she has not had experience as a judge, this mother and wife has had many many years of legal experience as a successful and compassionate lawyer. She gave much of her time pro bono to serve people all over the world from unethical prosecution. She comes from a blue collar family and it is apparent her ethics and humanity is exactly why she deserves this position and why we need people like her in these positions.
So…for what its worth…here are my choices…I will update if and when I receive more information.
And remember VOTE APRIL 3rd (and don’t forget my birthday card lol).