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.
As I listened to today’s Government Accountability Board (GAB) meeting at the state Capitol over the speakers in my office that dealt with contesting access to the ballots for certain candidates, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Normally a dull affair, this meeting generated two big news items:
1) A candidate for state Assembly from the city of Milwaukee was denied the use of the slogan “NOT the 'whiteman's bitch' " under her name on the ballot. She will be identified as an Independent as she requested. Some of the five GAB members actually voted in favor of her slogan request.
Read the Journal Sentinel story that is already gaining national attention.
2) At the end of the meeting, Milwaukee Alderman Jim Witkowiak told the GAB in no uncertain terms how he was victimized by voter fraud. Witkowiak represents a near south side district in the city with a predominantly Hispanic population. He lost to a Hispanic in 2000, but later defeated the man he lost to after being persuaded to run again. I commend my friend and fellow parishioner, Alderman Witkowiak for making this important presentation to the GAB. The information he shared, despite the attention the media gave elsewhere, was the most important development at the meeting.
I encourage you to watch as both stories unfolded. Click Watch below, and then scroll in 1:10:50 for Story #1, running until 1:39:00 or so.
Then scroll to 1:50:50 through 2:06:35 for Story #2.