This is a letter submitted to Menomonee Falls Patch by Ted Klumb:
It is high time we change how we elect village trustees by changing the election
process back to the way it was before the hyper political era.
It used to be that a citizen could file his papers, collect the needed signatures and run a campaign based on issues. If they garnered the top two or three votes, for the available positions, they won the election and started to
serve the citizens. That was a simple and good idea.
A while back a few hyper politicos decided to force people to run against a specific candidate. It may have sounded good at the time, but time has
demonstrated it is a bad idea and should be changed back.
Let’s have the top vote getters win the election and serve the people. Let’s
eliminate unnecessary and costly primaries. Let’s eliminate unnecessarily
contentious primaries where the opponent tries to smear the other citizen trying
to serve their community. Let’s get more candidates to run and have a chance to succeed.
I call upon the Trustees of Menomonee Falls to change our elections back to the
way they always should be. Please do this now.
Do I hear a second? Please call your trustees and express your opinion. I called
Dennis Farrell and he plans to bring it up to all the Trustees.
Trustees, please do not make it necessary for the citizens to organize, get
petitions signed, and get this right. Do the right thing on your own.