As we had reported on Facebook last week, Supervisor Paul Cesarz is not going to run for re-election.
Cesarz has been skipping meetings and has rarely been in office, earning him disparagement among his colleagues and constituents alike. Instead of performing the job he was elected to do, is working full time as a pharmacist for a local Walgreens drugstore.
Cesarz has a long history of financial problems stemming from a realty business he was involved in. He has had been sued stemming from these dealings as well as is in arrears with taxes. He also probably found it difficult to support a campaign given that his campaign finances are currently more than $50,000 in the hole.
A number of people had already stepped up to run against Cesarz before he chose to bow out. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting on these candidates running:
Candidates who have registered to run for Cesarz’s seat include Oak Creek Ald. Ken Gehl, Franklin Ald. Steve Taylor and Deputy Sheriff Robert Ostrowski, of Oak Creek. William Wilkins, of Hales Corners, a clerical worker in the sheriff’s office, also has registered his candidacy but is not expected to run, while Zachary Johnson, of Oak Creek, who works for a business insurance firm, had said he planned to run but did not register as a candidate.
The voters in the 9th District now have a great opportunity to elect someone who will actually represent their best interests, or represent them at all.
At the time of this writing, it is unknown if the same can be said for the people of the 17th District, who currently have Joe Sanfelippo, who is more interested in his taxi cab business than he is in doing what is best for his constituents or for the county.