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Liberal DPI candidate supporter campaigning using state resources

By - Feb 28th, 2009 01:55 pm
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Mark Belling has broken a story that, if it were reported about a Conservative, would likely end with people doing prison time (actually, Scott Jensen is still fighting to stay out of prison on this very charge). But since it was done by big time liberals in support of the teachers union candidate for the Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction, it will probably never be investigated by either law enforcement (read J.B. “Empty-Suit” Van Hollen) or the main stream media. But Belling broke it, and we will help push the story along.

Jeff Dickert is the administrator of the Cooperative Educational Service Agency #7, a state agency that coordinates with the schools of Northeastern Wisconsin. Dickert, in clear violation of the law, has been doing political work on behalf of the teachers union and AFSCME backed candidate, the entrenched Tony Evers. Jeff Dickert has used state resources to not only campaign, but to raise money for Evers, by using his official Wisconsin email account and email list to campaign to public school administrators of Wisconsin and encourages them to pass the message along to their principals and teachers. This is clearly a violation of the law by a public official that is in a position that clearly knows the rules for doing political work with state resources. State Representative Scott Jensen was charged and convicted of this very thing a year and a half ago.

Both Dickert and Evers are long time liberal bureaucrats in the educational system, and thay know this law, but Evers, at least, blatantly violated it and a criminal investigation should begin immediately.

Please take the time to listen to Mark Belling break this story and provide more details.

It’s time to change this status quo in our educational system, lets throw the bums out and vote for Rose Fernandez, and Change DPI

Earth to J.B. Van Hollen and the Wisconsin media, reality is calling!

Update: A copy of the email sent in clear violation of the law

Here is a copy of the email CESA 7 Administrator Jeff Dickert sent from his government email account. You can see it has all of his official contact information intact.

Subject: Support Tony Evers – Meet and Fundraiser
To: Superintendents; CESA 7 Business Officials
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 7:55 AM
From: Jeff Dickert []


Tony Evers will be in Green Bay next Wednesday, March 4th. Many groups are hosting a meet, greet, & support fundraiser:

Tony Evers for State Superintendent

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Green Bay Country Club

2400 Klondike Rd.

Green Bay, WI 54311

Tony is endorsed by the SAA and will need our help to send a true educator to lead DPI for the next four years.

Please pass this message to your principals and teachers; Tony is endorsed by both groups.

The attached flyer has many more details and is a great attachment to forward.

See you there,


Jeffrey P. Dickert, Agency Administrator

Cooperative Educational Service Agency #7

595 Baeten Road

Green Bay, WI 54304

920-492-5960 x612

Here is a copy of the attached flier for the Evers campaign. Again, the law is clear, state officials are prohibited from doing political work using state resources. What you have just read is a violation of the law. WISN’s Mark Belling is also following up with an open records request for more information from Dickert, we will be following this closely, will the Journal Sentinel or other MSM outlets in Wisconsin?

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