Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
3rd DISTRICT FRANKLIN ALDERMAN ALAN HAMMELMAN
Re-elect 3rd District Alderman
What we have accomplished in the first term
- Taken a fiscally conservative approach with City tax dollars for the three years I was seated on the Finance Committee. (Completed -Franklin has one of the
lowest assessed Municipal rates in Milwaukee County; the City bond rating went up one level to AA2 in 2006 due to sound fiscal practices.)
- Created 31 Street from Rawson Ave. to Drexel Ave. (Completed in November 2007).
- Established a pro-business approach to growth in Franklin. (Completed – Sendik’s Grocery, Northwestern Mutual – Building #2, Johnson Bank, etc.).
- Returned 90%+ calls and emails from constituents in 48 hours or less. (Completed).
- Continue fiscally conservative practices – this will protect our new bond rating and keep City tax increases reasonable.
- Continue pro-business growth policies with a special emphasis on quality, high-end development of the 27th St. Corridor area shared with Oak Creek.
This step will shift more of the tax burden on to businesses and provide much needed relief to our residents. I do not want 27th St to become another
Bluemound Road development.
- Continue offering a high level of constituent responsiveness to calls and emails.
¨ Proven political experience: Franklin 3rd District Alderman (2005 – current); 4th District Wauwatosa Alderman (1990 – 1995).
¨ Endorsements from Franklin Mayor Thomas Taylor, Common Council President Lyle Sohns and widely known senior civic leader Casper Green among others.
¨ Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders, including constituents, City department heads/staff and developers.
Address: 6781 S. 35 St. (Franklin homeowner for 13 years.)
Phone: 414.421.3451 (Home); 414.430.4580 (Cell).
Occupation: Corporate Trainer at Fidelity National Information Systems (21 years).
Education: Masters in Education (M. Ed) from Alverno College, December 2000.
Committee assignments: Finance Committee, License Committee, Personnel Committee.
(Appointed to 50th Anniversary Committee for City of Franklin in 2006.)
Authorized and paid for by Citizens for Alan Hammelman Committee. Jean Kriesel Treasurer
3rd DISTRICT ALDERMANIC CHALLENGER KRISTEN WILHELM
I should be elected to represent the people of the 3rd District for the following reasons:
I have the skills to engage people in the decision making process that will shape the identity of our city. Many citizens are intimidated by or unaware of the government process. This leads to a handful of people holding a number of committee positions. I support hearing diverse opinions that provide open government, accountability, and fiscal responsibility. Consideration from others can help ensure we are not missing important points.
One of the reasons I should be elected is the fact that I communicate well with other people. My ability to listen has enabled people to be comfortable and share their concerns. I am a great candidate for Alderman because I have an ability to work well with others, yet voice my opinion when needed. I'm conscientious, I honor my responsibilities, I accept criticism, I take satisfaction from a job well done, and I give thoughtful consideration to other people’s comments when making decisions. You can expect honest and responsive answers so you will always know where I stand.
I have the experience that would allow me to fulfill the duties as the 3rd District representative. My recent career with the River Revitalization Foundation has allowed me to develop key leadership, coordination, and organizational skills that have forged relationships with a wide variety of municipalities and organizations throughout Milwaukee County. I will bring to the Council the careful budgeting knowledge of the non-profit world, which requires frugal use of funding and meticulous accountability to our donors. My aeronautical background will bring an eye for detail and detail-oriented strengths to the Council.
I believe I have both private and public experience that will allow me to manage the job of Alderman for the city of Franklin. Appointed by both Mayor Klimetz and Mayor Taylor, I served as a volunteer on the Environmental Commission with no budget, and as a mere "recommending" body. This is one of the most challenging positions to make a difference. Through it all, I have learned the city's various codes and ordinances.
Despite challenges, I see many areas throughout Franklin where sound land use decisions resulted from our input. While on the Commission we strengthened water quality protection, added parkland at no cost to the taxpayers, began our first citywide clean up and Arbor Day celebration and much more. Arbor Day helps the City qualify for grant funding. These accomplishments provide beauty and civic pride for our City.
You have shared my desire to be able to spend our hard-earned money within our community at quality restaurants and unique and varied retail shopping areas. I will support thoughtful, responsible development that brings jobs, and desired retail services for tax relief.
I know first hand what is working and what needs to be fixed within our system. I will explore financial issues in depth to identify ways to cut wasteful spending and make the best use of your tax dollars without cutting safety services. I will support neighborhood safety and upholding police and fire response times.
The City is at a major turning point. Your VOTE will help shape the future of our community. When you elect me, I will dedicate my time to effectively represent you and serve our community to the best of my ability.
Please visit my website to learn more at www.kwilhelm.us.
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