WeCare- New Berlin President Ray McInerny, Sr. was right when he said two months ago that an investigation from the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office will prove the information in his group’s flier was correct. (WeCare election fliers under investigation, April 10 New BerlinNOW).
WeCare- New Berlin formed last year. It supported one candidate ( incumbent Bill Moore) in the April 1 election. Moore won, defeating his aldermanic opponent JJ Blonien by nearly a hundred votes (653-558).
After losing the race, Blonien filed a complaint with Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel alleging WeCare- New Berlin circulated a political flier with “patently false information” prior to the election.
Blonien’s allegations were much publicized by our local newspaper. His accusations against WeCare were mentioned in three NewBerlinNOW newspaper articles about Blonien’s complaint (April 10, May 1, June 5) plus its online articles, including Community Watch (May 29). Matt Thomas' blog made quick use of Blonien's accusations to attack WeCare-New Berlin’s officers, including me. ( I am the treasurer of WeCare New Berlin).
According to the newspaper, Blonien believes the flier contributed to his election loss.
But just because Blonien, who obviously has an ax to grind, claims WeCare’s flier lied, does not mean it did. What responsible district attorney would press charges or prosecute based on Blonien’s opinions rather than facts and evidence?
The April 10 newspaper article quotes Blonien stating: “It is now up to the district attorney and his investigation. If he finds there were false representations made there should be some sort of punishment.”
Well, the outcome is that the DA has completed his investigation and dismissed Blonien’s complaint. The Waukesha County District Attorney has determined that WeCare’s statements in the flier were correct.