Kind Calls for Compromise
Pondering Another Go After Losing Election 2nd Time
The second time didn't do it for Cheryl Hancock. The Holmen democrat was turned away again in her bid to unseat Mike Huebsch in the 94th assembly race. Could third time be the charm? Hancock says it's too early to make the call about another run. But she knows it may take that many times to gain support from people in the district. Hancock recalls a conversation with former assembly state rep, Virgil Roberts who reminded her it took Huebsch three times to beat him. Hancock says people were more receptive to her during campaiging door-to-door this time around than when she lost to to Huebsch in the last election.
Charges Could Be Filed This Month in Holmen Crash
The decision is getting 'closer,' we're told...
The Wisconsin Attorney General's office may announce in a week or two whether charges will be filed because of a fatal car crash in Holmen this summer. A La Crosse County deputy and a high school student collided on Highway 35 late at night, while the deputy was heading to a police call in a squad car. The student, 16-year-old Brandon Jennings, was killed. Deputy Trisha Stratman was placed on leave for several weeks after the crash, before returning to office duty.
Wisconsin Hmong To Elect Clan President For First Time
Many people living in Wisconsin will get to vote in two elections this week.
Besides today's balloting for state and national offices, an election for president of Hmong clans in Wisconsin is happening on Saturday. Houa Vang of Sheboygan, an organizer of the first-ever vote, says a clan council president can help settle domestic disputes in Hmong families instead of calling in local government. Until now, the president of the Hmong group in Wisconsin had been chosen by a well-known Hmong leader. Voting in the La Crosse area will be done at the Hmong Cultural Center on Ward Avenue.
D.A. KRATZ QUITS
Ken Kratz resigned today as Calumet County’s district attorney, almost three weeks after he first admitted giving sexually-suggestive messages to a woman. In a statement, Kratz said he lost the confidence of the people he represented, due primarily to quote, “personal issues which have now affected my professional career.”
It was first reported last month that Kratz sent 30 racy text messages last fall to a domestic abuse victim while he was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend. At least four other women then came forward with stories of what Kratz told them – including one who said Kratz offered to help write a victim-witness statement in exchange for sex.
Doyle said this morning that every crime victim has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and Kratz violated that right.