U.S. Rep. GWEN MOORE, along with White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Milwaukee native MONA SUTPHEN, will be among Friday evening’s speakers at the state Democratic Party convention in Middleton. Mayor TOM BARRETT and U.S. Sen. HERB KOHL, D-Milwaukee, will address the convention Saturday. See the complete speaking schedule: http://wispolitics.com/index.Iml?Article=199033.
U.S. Sen. HERB KOHL has appointed an 11-member board to review the nomination of ELENA KAGAN to the U.S. Supreme Court, partly comprised of Milwaukee legal and community leaders including Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Executive Director TOM CANNON, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek attorney NATHAN FISHBACH, Michael Best & Friedrich attorney JOSE OLIVIERI, Greater Milwaukee Committee President JULIA TAYLOR, and ED FALLONE, PETER ROFES and Dean JOSEPH D. KEARNEY of Marquette University Law School. See the announcement: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.Iml?Article=199118.
JoCASTA ZAMARRIPA, the community outreach coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, announced her candidacy in the 8th Assembly District Wednesday. She is seeking to replace departing state Rep. PEDRO COLÓN, D-Milwaukee. See the press release: http://wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=199244.
MIKE KUGLITSCH, who has owned and operated several entertainment and fitness ventures, announced he’s running for the GOP nomination in suburban Milwaukee’s 84th Assembly District. He joins DAVE SWARTHOUT of New Berlin and JOHN MAREK of Waukesha in the district’s GOP primary to replace Rep. MARK GUNDRUM, R-New Berlin, who’s resigning from the seat later this summer to take a spot on the Waukesha County circuit court. See the release:
The Wisconsin Professional Police Association has named state Sen. JIM SULLIVAN, D-Wauwatosa, as one of its two “Legislators of the Year.” See the release: http://www.wispolitics.com/1006/100604_WPPA_Legislators.pdf.
Milwaukee County Supervisor-elect NIKIYA HARRIS was sworn in last week by County Clerk JOSEPH J. CZARNEZKI. Harris beat WALLACE WHITE in a special election to replace TONI CLARK, who resigned in March before she was sentenced to six months jail for an election law violation.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has re-appointed Waukesha-based 2nd District Court of Appeals Judge RICHARD S. BROWN as chief judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, while Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge J. MAC DAVIS has been named chief judge of the Third Judicial Administrative District. Read the announcement: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=198637.
Former Milwaukee Mayor JOHN NORQUIST recently discussed urban planning at conference for Israeli mayors in Safed, Israel. See coverage: http://www.milwaukeenewsbuzz.com/?p=100012.
Godfrey & Kahn attorney DAVID PETERSON has been elected to the board of directors of the Milwaukee Bar Association. See the press release: http://wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=199294.
The Wisconsin Historical Society honored Milwaukee urban farmer and former basketball star WILL ALLEN, MSOE President Emeritus ROBERT SPITZER, and retired Briggs & Stratton Corp. Chairman and CEO FREDERICK STRATTON Jr. during a reception Saturday for their contributions to Wisconsin history. Read the announcement: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/highlights/archives/2010/05/historymakers10.asp.
Nation Consulting has hired recent Marquette University graduate MEGAN SULLIVAN as its newest associate. She had been an intern at the public strategies firm since April 2009. Read the announcement: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=198711.