By Baxter Colburn
The Town of Jacksonport is holding a major vote that could affect all Door County municipalities later this month. A Resolution from Door County-United to Amend is asking town boards for an amendment to overturn Citizens United state-wide. The amendment also calls on local representatives in Wisconsin to hold a referendum at the state-level in November 2018. Dan Powers is a leader of the Door County chapter and feels Jacksonport’s vote could be a major tipping point.
Powers says through the nine townships that have voted the overall total comes out to forty yes, one no, and two abstentions.
Other supporters of the Resolution are the Towns of Bailey’s Harbor, Egg Harbor, Liberty Grove, Forestville, Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar, along with the Villages of Egg Harbor and Ephraim. The City of Sturgeon Bay was the most recent to pass the Resolution on September 4. Jacksonport holds their vote September 26.