Here are some things I’ve noticed, heading into tomorrow’s election:
-Trisha Stefanski ran as a Republican in the primary for associate circuit judge, division 13, and was unsuccessful. Now she signs on to a supposedly bipartisan Leader ad endorsing all the county Democrat candidates for judge:
I understand the ideal that we should vote for the person, not the party, in these judge races, but if Stefanski thinks all the Democratic candidates are better, then one wonders why she ran as a Republican?
-I’ve seen a few ads for Democrat house candidate Karen Settlemoir-Berg on Instagram. It is interesting to see local candidates make use (or not) of social media.
-It doesn’t seem proper for sheriff candidates, and the current sheriff, to appear in uniform in their campaign ads:
This is Democrat candidate Steve Meinberg, with current sheriff Glenn Boyer. I have also seen GOP candidate Dave Marshak in uniform in his ads, but those photos aren’t plastered all over billboards. Meinberg also claims to have the endorsement of most of the sheriff’s office command staff – but do they really support him, or do they fear for their jobs if he wins and they aren’t on board the bandwagon?
Here is Democrat county assessor candidate Todd Melkus in a campaign photo, presumably in his office with his coworkers (he currently works at the assessor’s office). Again, seems rather inappropriate.
-Democrat house candidate Robert Butler continues to talk about the lawsuit he filed against opponent and incumbent Rob Vescovo, even though he lost. I imagine this is not the first frivolous lawsuit Butler, an attorney, has filed.
-The Leader endorsements were an even split, with 7 GOP candidates getting the nod, including all legislature incumbents, and 7 Democrats selected, including 3 of the 4 judge spots.