The doomsday clock at the Stately Manor is counting down the hours until 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, a date that will live … in INFAMY! Excuse us, we got carried away. That is the Spring, non-partisan (yeah, right!) Election Day. One week from today’s posting.
We’ve got some pretty consequential elections. Top of the List is Madison School Board. Our hardy band has fought against the War on Cops at the Madison Common Council, the Dane County Board of Supervisors, and now at the Madison Board of Education.
The incumbent, Anna Moffit, is behind the move to get cops out of the schools. Naturally, Ms. Moffit is endorsed by Brenda Konkel’s Progressive Dane and the Derail the Jail movement. And by the Teachers Union — although I’m guessing scores of actual teachers will vote Gloria Reyes for Madison School Board. She supports cops in schools because she WAS a cop! She is Mayor Soglin’s deputy on education and law enforcement. I’ve heard her speak up for discipline in the schools.
Here is Progressive Dane’s endorsement of Moffit:
Anna is the vice president of the board and has worked hard to get the public into the discussion about police in the schools, working on rights for students with disabilities and mental wellness challenges, working to reduce expulsions and emphasizing restorative justice … blah blah blah.
“Has worked hard to get the public into the discussion …” Yeah, right! Progressive Dane is also backing Al Matano for county board. Al, a nice enough guy, represented the Grievin’ Grandma in her frivolous complaint against Chief Koval before the PFC. Progressive Dane is to the LEFT of Dane County Democrats, viscerally anti-cop. Hands up don’t shoot and the whole bit. Can’t go wrong by voting against candidates endorsed by PD.
Yes, Gloria Reyes has been endorsed by The Capital Times. Don’t hold that against her; the CT can’t resist identity politics. The Latina thing. (Notice, they’re endorsing all the other cop bashers.) And Ms. Reyes is no Republican. This IS Madison. But she’s an incremental improvement.
We see that Madison school board member Dean Loumos (he’s not up for election this year) is talking to Progressive Dane this Wednesday evening (03-28-18) at the Downtown Library. Topic: “Removing Police from our Schools.” Will he tell them what they want to hear? Your peripatetic Squire would crash the meeting but he is too well known. Need a fly on the wall. Electing Reyes will send a message, special delivery.
Jake Luginbuhl in Verona and Brent Renteria in the Town of Middleton and some SW Madison seek to succeed Mike Willett and Ronn Ferrell on the county board. Those two are the last of the dependably conservative supes.
Lucas Diaz running for mayor of Verona. Ol’ Luke is a heavy hitter for the Madison-centered Left. Our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances have colonized the suburbs and rural areas to a fare-thee-well. They campaign as moderates but govern as social justice warriors. Caveat emptor! Vote Dennis Beres.
May have noticed, Republicans do not endorse in non-partisan elections.