Committee Tailors Rules to Target Sheriff
Ethics rule aimed at Sheriff Clarke is based on hypocritical reasoning
Milwaukee – Since many County Supervisors have admitted distain for Sheriff Clarke, Supervisor Alexander expected some would support changing ethics rules with the aim at ending the Sheriff’s famous public service announcements. However, Alexander was absolutely floored at the arguments Supervisors used today to make their case.
“My colleagues claimed that using taxpayer dollars is where they have a problem despite the fact that those same Supervisors use taxpayer dollars to donate money to charities they favor, to publish their pictures in newspaper advertisements, and to self-promote themselves and their offices,” Alexander said.
Supervisors also compared the Sheriff’s public service announcements to pornography saying “you know it when you see it,” yet the committee took only half an hour to discuss the proposed policy and the only amendment the committee offered was wording that distinctly exempted the board’s own methods of self-promotion.
“I could have supported limiting public service announcements during the time right before an election. I would have understood if Supervisors wanted to stop electeds from putting out any photos or self-promotion. But the resolution the committee passed has targeted the County Executive’s and the Sheriff’s practices while exempting County Board’s practices, which are no less ‘like campaigning’ than what they’ve set their sights on ending with this policy,” said Supervisor Alexander.
Supervisor Alexander thanks her colleagues, Supervisors Stamper, Johnson, and Lipscomb for their reasoned arguments and their votes against what she calls “biased, haphazard, hypocrisy-laced rule-making,” that passed by a 4-3 committee vote.
Press Releases Referencing Deanna Alexander
Mar 24th, 2016 by Deanna Alexander
“I'll be voting to re-elect Deanna Alexander - I hope I can count on you to join me,” said Sheriff David Clarke.
Mar 17th, 2016 by Deanna Alexander
Board Chairman Changing the Law to Circumvent Judge’s Ruling
Mar 2nd, 2016 by Deanna Alexander
Traditionally, the first vote of the board’s organizational meeting at the beginning of the new term is to elect leadership for the board.
Jan 13th, 2016 by Deanna Alexander
The MCEC partially affirmed Alexander’s case, recognizing that the other candidate submitted signatures from people that did not reside in the district or who provided fictitious, non-existent addresses.
Jan 8th, 2016 by Deanna Alexander
“I am honored and humbled by this vote of confidence from the MPA and grateful for this endorsement from our public servants in law enforcement”
Jan 6th, 2016 by Deanna Alexander
Alexander filed 329 signatures to the Election Commission on Tuesday afternoon, 60% more than the 200 signatures needed.