We here in Kewaunee County look forward to the day when the League of Women Voters (LWV) can bring pre-election candidate forums to our county.
The 1st Assembly Forum held in southern Door County on July 23rd by the Door County LWV was very informative. Joe Majeski stood out as the one candidate that has the leadership capacity that deserves voter support. He provided progressive, solution oriented ideas that were obviously based on his hard work to understand our local community needs. Majeski, the Democratic candidate, demonstrated that he has contacted and will continue to stay in communication with constituents throughout Kewaunee and Door Counties. His comments showed that he has spoken with local governments to find out what needs to be done in Madison as our representative. He is aware of and stands against recent state legislative attempts to, in general, obstruct and control local governments on issues such as air, water and safety. Joe Majeski did not “pass” on any question. He dealt with even the politically sensitive question regarding the need to reform redistricting in Wisconsin. Majeski’s talents came to light with his refreshing position that championed a model process working in the state of Iowa where independently appointed councils define voting districts that are separated from politics and reflect and reinforce economic and community structures. He was the best informed voice for recognizing the differences in strengths and weaknesses in Kewaunee and Door County economies. He was clear and well-reasoned in his position that economy improvements need to be based on increasing middle class family incomes. Majeski demonstrated that his values and cultural sensitivity are deeply rooted and grew from four generations of living and working experience in both counties. Majeski’s answers were insightful when he spoke of education and job issues and his 24 years of working with families sending their kids to our public school systems with dwindling hopes for improved futures. The Forum showed Joe knows us and will bring our tax dollars back here to be used on local priorities. He was true to his campaign theme: “Listen, Learn and Lead….with us.”
John Pabich, Algoma, Wisconsin.