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2023 Spring Election candidate forums to be hosted by Racine County Eye on Facebook

RACINE COUNTY — The 2023 Spring Elections are fast approaching, and we know members of the community have questions for the candidates who will represent them. Racine County Eye is hosting a series of candidate forums as Facebook Live events for the next three weeks. Each forum begins at 7 p.m. and lasts for an […]

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The Top Donors to Wisconsin Political Parties in 2022

December 27, 2022 The ex-wife of a Silicon Valley super-investor. The billionaire founders of ULINE. Tim Michels and his brothers. Mike Bloomberg. The governor of Illinois. Stephen Spielberg. In what has become a regular occurrence, millionaires and billionaires from inside and outside the state dumped cash into Wisconsin elections in 2022 through loopholes in campaign […]

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2020 election critics challenge local GOP incumbents; Vos, Wanggaard targeted on August 9 primary election

RACINE COUNTY – Two long-time Racine County legislators are being challenged in the August 9 Republican primary 2020 election by candidates that are questioning the integrity of the 2020 general election in which President Joe Biden narrowly defeated Donald Trump. Wisconsin Voter Alliance, an organization critical of the 2020 Wisconsin election, placed billboards like this […]

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Better ways to do elections are out there, critics say. Other countries use them. Why not here?

March 21, 2022 BY PETER CAMERON, The Badger Project Elections are supposed to be the mechanism voters use to choose their political representatives. But increasingly, it’s the elected leaders who choose the voters. Changes could be made to prevent this. Gerrymandering — the manipulation of political district boundaries by the political party that controls state […]

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Primary Election Forums: RUSD School Board and Racine County Board

The Racine Interfaith Council is hosting a candidate forum for the primary election via Zoom on Feb. 13. The candidate forum aims to give residents of Racine Unified School Board District 1 the chance to hear from those running for office. People will also hear from 3 candidates who are running for a position as […]

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Candidate Bio: Colin Mckenna, Racine County Board, District 9

Colin Mckenna, 61, is running against Henry Perez and Erik Hopkins in the spring primary election. He is running for the Racine County Board 9th District. The primary election is taking place on Feb. 15. Mckenna is a resident of Racine, Wis. He has lived in Racine County for the past 31 years. If Mckenna […]

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Candidate Bio: Christian deJong, Racine County Board, District 15

Christian deJong, 44, is running against John Wisch in the spring election. He is running for the Racine County Board of Supervisors District 15 seat. The election is taking place on April 5. deJong lives in Racine, Wis. He has been a resident of Racine County for 15 years. To read more about other races […]

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Candidate Bio: Michael Schrader, Racine Common Council, District 4

Michael Schrader, 55, is running against Amanda Paffrath in the spring election. He is running for the Racine Common Council District 4 seat. The election is taking place on April 5. Schrader lives in Racine, Wis. He has been a resident of Racine County for 4 years. To read more about other races and candidates […]

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Candidate Bio: Steve Smetana, Racine County Board, District 3

Steve Smetana, 57, is running against Tom Rutkowski in the spring election. He is running for the Racine County Board of Supervisors District 3 seat. The election is taking place on April 5. For all of his 57 years, Steve Smetana has lived in Racine, Wis. To read more about other races and candidates visit […]

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Candidate Bio: Tom Rutkowski, Racine County Board, District 3

Tom Rutkowski, 63, is running against Steve Smetana in the spring election. He is running for the Racine County Board of Supervisors District 3 seat. The election is taking place on April 5. Rutkowski lives in Racine, Wis. He has been a resident of Racine County for 35 years. To read more about other races […]

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Candidate Bio: Robert Miller, Racine County Board, District 11

Robert Miller, 71, is running against Amanda Bengston in the spring election. He is running for the Racine County Board of Supervisors District 11 seat. The election is taking place on April 5. Miller lives in Mt. Pleasant, Wis. He has been a resident of Racine County for 71 years. To read more about other […]

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Candidate Bio: Amanda Paffrath, Racine Common Council, District 4

Amanda Paffrath, 54, is running against Michael Schrader in the spring election. She is running for the Racine Common Council District 4 seat. The election is taking place on April 5. Paffrath lives in Racine, Wis. She has been a resident of Racine County for 50 years, minus the time she spent in Madison for […]

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Candidate Bio: Judi Adams, Racine County Board, District 21

Judi Adams, 59, is running against Taylor Wishau in the spring election. She is running for the Racine County Board of Supervisors District 21 seat. The election is taking place on April 5. Adams lives in Burlington, Wis. She has been a resident of Racine County for 6 years. To read more about other races […]

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