Waukesha Alderman

Cassie Rodriguez for Waukesha Aldermanic District 2I had the remarkable opportunity to meet Cassie Rodriguez as she canvassed Aldermanic District 3 in Waukesha today.

She has been a Waukesha resident for over 10 years, and was pleasant, polite, and listened closely to what I had to say concerning my opinions of our community. She has only positive things to say about our city and the district she lives in, and a clear and sincere passion for representing her constituents.  Rodriguez is passionately motivated to be an involved and responsive public servant – something she feels is currently lacking in our district.

Cassie was running uncontested, and it appeared she would be the next alderwoman to… Continue reading

The end to Waukesha’s Friday Night Live is in sight…

Is Waukesha Friday Night Live over?

Remember the classic 1971 song, “American Pie” by Don McLean. The song is a tribute to the February 3, 1959, plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, that claimed the lives of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. The world lost a lot of great musicians and a lot of music that day.

Fast forward to the current day in the city of Waukesha, WI.

The words, “The day, the music…. died,” resonate as I foresee the bleak future for downtown Waukesha if city officials get their way. Every resident and downtown… Continue reading

Editor’s Note: The following opinion piece was submitted and published on Patch by Alderman Vance Skinner.

District 8 constituents and neighbors,

Alderman Vance SkinnerI’ve been asked by many if I would be running for re-election. The answer is, yes.

When I ran for alderman in 2010, I promised to bring a new approach.  This included being responsive, communicative, readily available and more importantly, pro-active and positive.  Since becoming your alderman, I continue to use email bulletins, my website, social media, mailings, door-to-door and the telephone to reach out and be available to you.

There are far too many important issues that remain ongoing in our district and the larger community.… Continue reading