Jefferson Davis and Ted Wysocki want their old jobs back.
Four years ago, Wysocki ran for re-election to our city’s top post (mayor) and lost. Although he ran for alderman last year, clearly it's the mayor job he covets.
Davis is trying to make a political comeback, hoping to be Menomonee Falls Village President again.
The Journal Sentinel newspaper (Jan. 11, 2009) states: “In Menomonee Falls, Jefferson Davis, the former village president who resigned in 2005 to settle a criminal case involving campaign finances, filed for candidacy for the village presidency just before Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline, setting up a Feb. 17 primary with village Trustee Randy Newman and resident David Phillips. "That’s a mild way of putting it.
A MenomoneeFallsNOW online news article (Jan 14, 2009) conveys that Davis was forced out of office in 2005 as a part of a plea agreement with the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office in a case involving campaign finance violations. Davis returned to challenge Rick Rechlicz for the presidency in 2007. Last year Davis challenged Trustee Sharon Ellis for her Village Board seat. Davis was defeated by a 3-1 margin in both attempts.
In 2005, the Journal Sentinel reported that the “ investigationinto Davis' campaign finances resulted in Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher charging Davis with three felonies and 26 other counts of violating the state's campaign finance law. Davis pleaded no contest Jan. 18 to reduced charges - three misdemeanors and five civil forfeitures. He was ordered to pay $1,480 in fines and court costs, and he resigned as village president.”
The recent JS editorial “She’s Back!” (Jan.14, 2009) lambastes Milwaukee Public Schools Board Member Charlene Hardin, who is considering running for re-election as a write-in candidate. Complaining that it doesn’t look as if she’ll “go away easily” and “ Her ego apparently will not allow her to step aside for a more respectable candidate”, the editorial makes a point of reminding us that $2,500 was spent on a Philadelphia school safety conference that she barely attended. It also informs us, “The district attorney investigated Hardin’s junket, determining that she was incompetent but not criminal.”
The primary election is in a few weeks. I wonder if we’ll see an editorial from the Journal Sentinel editorial board/staff that is sharply critical of Jefferson Davis, similar to the one that blasts Charlene Hardin.