Friday, November 2, 2012
Incumbent Republican state Sen. Mary Lazich is being challenged in the 28th District by Democrat Jim Ward.
Incumbent Republican state Sen. Mary Lazich will take on Democrat Jim Ward, 13-year teacher, in the race for the 28th District seat in Tuesday's election. Lazich has served the Senate since 1998, and prior to joining the Legislature, she erved as a Waukesha County Board supervisor and a New Berlin alderwoman. Ward, of Greendale, graduated from Marquette University with a degree in History and Education. He has been a teacher for 13 years, the past 12 years he has taught at Milwaukee Academy of Science, a charter school. The candidates stand on opposites sides of the line when it comes to a number issues such as the Voter ID law, Act 10, and job growth. Ward does believe public employees should pay more towards their benefits, however, he…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Local races for state senate and assembly seats will take place in Greenfield Nov. 1
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Ward is facing incumbent Republican State Senator Mary Lazich.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Name : Mr. Jim Ward Age : 36 Place of residence : Greendale Attended college : Yes College : Marquette University Degree : BA in History & Education Year of graduation : 1999 Job titles held : Teacher Employers : Milwaukee Academy of Science Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: State Senate District 28 Chamber/district: 28th Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 5225 Morley Dr Greendale WI 53129 Website : www.wardforstatesenate.com Twitter : www.https://twitter.com/Wardstatesenate Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/#!/wardforstatesenate We need new leadership for our district that is focused on solving problems. I am not a career politician…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Challenger for incumbent Mary Lazich's senate seat says the political climate is right for someone new in the 28th District.
Jim Ward, an Independent from Greendale who is running for Mary Lazich's (R-New Berlin) seat in the 28th State Senate District, announced that he has collected double the maximum number of signatures to get his name on the ballot in November. He turned in his nomination papers to the Government Accountability Board (GAB) on Thursday in Madison to certify his signatures and make his candidacy official. "I want to give my neighbors a choice that they haven't had for eight years in our district," said Ward in a release from his campaign. “I found that while going door to door many people were eager to sign my nomination papers. I also had great support of dozens of volunteers who collected signatures from neighbors, friends and family…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
A three-judge panel ruled Thursday that congressional and legislative maps drawn by the Republican-controlled Legislature will stand, except for those defining Milwaukee's south side because they fail to create a majority-minority district.
Top state Republicans were ordered to return to the congressional and legislative district map drawing board by three federal judges Thursday morning — but only for Milwaukee’s southern, Latino-heavy voting districts. The court ruled new lines defining Assembly District 8 and 9, drawn last summer by the Republican-controlled Legislature, violate the federal Voting Rights Act by breaking the Latino community on Milwaukee’s south side into two districts, failing to create a majority-minority district. However, the judges also ruled all other maps will remain in intact and dismissed other challenges. Lawmakers will need to quickly redraw the districts on Milwaukee's south side with elections approaching. Legislators are constitutionally …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Jim Ward plans to run against incumbent State Sen. Mary Lazich in November.
Greendale resident Jim Ward announced on Monday that he will run as a Democrat against State Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) for the 28th district. "I want to give my neighbors a choice that they haven't had for years in our district," Ward said in a press release. "Senator Lazich has been in Madison for 20 years, and she has failed to make the important choices to help people move forward in this area." Ward graduated from Marquette University with a degree in History and Education. He has been a teacher for 13 years, the past twelve years he has taught at Milwaukee Academy of Science, a charter school. Jim and his wife Tricia are home owners in Greendale. According to Ward's campaign Facebook page, he is a member of Friends of the …