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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

*BREAKING FRANKLIN NEWS: Rhiner resigns from assignments*

Saturday night, James Rhiner resigned his positions on the Franklin Community Development Authority (CDA) , Economic Development Commission (EDC), and as a member of the EDC, his position on the 27th Street Corridor Steering Committee. Franklin Mayor Tom Taylor has accepted Rhiner’s resignation. Here is Rhiner’s resignation letter:

August 30, 2008

Mr, Tom Taylor, Mayor
City of Franklin
7014 Elroy Court
Franklin, WI 53132

Dear Tom,

I would like to inform you of my resignation from the Community Development Authority, the Economic Development Commission and the 27th Street Corridor Steering Committee, effectively immediately.

Please believe me that it was a very difficult decision to make. I have been wrestling with the decision for several months and due to some elements coming together in my personal life I must do so now with no delay.

As you know, I have led a very active life in my affairs at Oak Creek Assembly of God Church. I now find that I am being led to lead an even more active role in my church affairs which will make more demands of my time.

I have been actively involved in the City's Economic Development since 1984. During this time I have spent numerous hours away from my family. My family has sacrificed a good deal because of my absences. I must now place my family as a priority far and away above that of the city. My wife has been very patient with me and it is now my desire to place her and my family as a primary focus in my life.

My business of providing Forensic Electrical and Lighting Engineering Services to the legal, insurance, and manufacturing industries has also increased greatly as of late and I must pay closer attention to it. After all, it does provide my primary income. I am required to travel out of the state and out of the country on many occasions more now than in the past and find that trying to devote the necessary time to the CDA, the EDC, and the 27th  Street Steering Committee has turned into a time management impossibility.

Let me assure you, that the reasons that I have given are the only reasons for my decision.

I have enjoyed giving of my time to the City and I feel that the work I did truly benefited the citizens of Franklin. I am very proud of my work in establishing the Franklin Business Park. It is a jewel in all of Wisconsin. I am also proud of my activities in the EDC, Franklin First and Ticknor Reports. I feel that the ground work has been laid for the success of the 27th Street Corridor and hope to be still walking God's great earth when it comes to fruition.

Best regards,

Jim Rhiner
C: Mark Luberda, Aldermen

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