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Election Season Begins in Muskego

Candidates may begin filing papers today through Jan. 3rd. Who will be on the ballot so far?

If you haven't gotten enough election talk yet, Muskego has begun its season today, as candidates may begin filing papers for aldermanic seats, municipal judge and school board.

Muskego Common Council seats for the first, third and fifth districts, currently held by Tracy Snead, Neil Borgman and Dan Soltysiak respectively, will be up for re-election in 2012.  Presently Borgman and Soltysiak have announced they will run again. Inquiries to Alderman Snead have not been answered yet.

In addition, second district alderman Kert Harenda will have the option to run for the third district seat, as redistricting has meant he will no longer be living in the second district. Should he decide to continue in his district, he will not need to relinquish his seat until the 2013 election.

The municipal judgeship currently held by Patrick Berigan will also be on the ballot. Judge Berigan has confirmed he will run again.

Salaries for Aldermen are $293.79 biweekly, and the salary for municipal judge is $423.08.

For Muskego School Board, Lisa Warwick, Eric Schroeder and Mike Serdynski have all indicated they intend to run for re-election; should there be more than three additional candidates for these seats, a primary will be held in February, with the final six on the ballot for April.

Board members receive $4,073 per year and the board President receives $4,413 per year.

Dan Soltysiak December 01, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Dear Friends and Neighbors, I would like to announce that I am running for re-election as Alderman of Muskego’s 5th District to continue my service and work in restoring confidence in government and strengthening Muskego. It seems far too often today that some areas of government are still working against the people rather than with or for them. This needs to change – we must encourage transparency, collaboration and shared sacrifice. As current Muskego 5th District Alderman and member of various City and Waukesha County Boards and Committees I have focused on restoring confidence in government and making Muskego stronger by working to: - Reduce the overall residential tax burden - Eliminate wasteful spending - Develop innovative and more efficient ways to provide and maintain city services - Encourage and promote smart economic growth and development - Protect our property values - Preserve Muskego’s unique and valuable natural resources - Foster transparency and openness Please visit my website at www.dan4muskego.org to learn more about me, what I have been doing as Alderman, to let me know what issues are Important to you and what you would like to see for the future of Muskego. Be sure to check back often for updates or email/call me if you have questions, comments or concerns. Very truly yours, Dan Soltysiak
Denise Konkol (Editor) December 02, 2011 at 04:18 AM
Thanks Ald. Soltysiak...you might not have realized, but we did link to your statement in the article. Good luck in 2012!
Matt Johnson December 02, 2011 at 03:35 PM
Dan, Do you support the proposal to develop the property off Janesville Road and Pioneer Drive and provide the citizens of Muskego much needed green space? If it is done responsibly, this proposal will provide all Muskego residents a way to enjoy our greatest natural resource (Little Muskego Lake) as well as provide a great economic opportunity for the taxpayers (new business and economic growth). Thanks!
Asiseeit December 03, 2011 at 05:14 PM
Oh please! Worst representation district 5 has had. You have managed to bring partician politics to a local level instead of working with your fellow aldermen towards a better Muskego. It's not about you. It's not about winning. It's about moving our community forward and representing the views of DISTRICT 5. You have failed at this. Time for new, mature representation.

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