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Letter to the Editor: In Support of Dan Knodl

I have known Dan for many years and honestly believe he has the most experience and know-how to build on the successes of the past two years.

Support for Dan Knodl
 
A better economy, less government waste, lower taxes and less spending.  These are all the things we need from our state government if we are to be successful. Dan Knodl knows this as well and that is why I am voting for him on November 6.
 
Dan also knows that the reforms made over the last two years are a step in the right direction and, there  is much more to do.  I have known Dan for many years and honestly believe he has the most experience and know-how to build on the successes of the past two years. Right now we are moving forward.
 
Because of Dan's constant representation for his constituants a $3.6 billion deficit was erased. Nearly 40,000 jobs were created last year and our state government now has $100 million surplus.  He has proven he can work across the aisle to make sure that our fiscal situation continues on this path. I do not have the same trust  in Shan Haqqi.  I have found that a vote for him will take
us backwards. He will march lock step with Democrats in Madison to stop any positive economic growth we have made.  Right now we're moving in the right direction.  We cannot afford to elect a representative wh could take us backward to the days of record deficits, wasteful spending habits, and general mismanagement.
 
I encourage the spread of this message to family, friend and neighbors that the choice is clear. On November 6 the responsible choice for the 24th Assembly District is Dan Knodl.

Anne Doran

Kathryn bertieri November 01, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Lets all get behind Dan Knodl He is my choice and has been a superior representative . Dan has not only the experience but also finds time for all of us and our seniors. He listens and follows thru with his word . So November 6 th vote for Dan. Kay Bertieri
Kathryn bertieri November 01, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Dan Knodl is our man on november 6th to represent us again in Madison. He is experienced and a man of his word. He is for the seniors and takes time to listen to all of our concerns . We need Dan to get us forward in the right direction. Dan is our choice for the 24th a Assembly district. Kay Bertieri
JGC November 02, 2012 at 01:36 AM
As this is a political race I understanding asking you to put that aside for moment is difficult but I would ask you to just that for a moment and look at this from a moral standpoint. Is it OK to reward deceitful and criminal activity? Is it OK to abandon your moral and ethical convictions? Is it OK to teach by example to our young, that it is acceptable behavior to desert principle? I do not expect anyone to post a response but please stop for just a moment and ask is it OK to set aside the conservative values of character, honor and truth to spiritual beliefs as long as a person claims to be a Republican? Are you honest to these ideas in heart AND action or is it just lip service? Politically is it OK to knowingly vote in an individual with a criminal past to write our laws? Is this hard on crime or rewarding crime? Is it OK to knowingly vote in an individual who has pleaded guilty to falsifying political documents to write our laws? Is it OK to knowingly vote in an individual who just two days ago admitted in a court of law that he purposely tried hide his political associations from the public?
JGC November 02, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Remove the "R" from the end of Knodl's name for two minutes and honestly answer these questions to yourself. Then ask yourself is it OK to disregard and forsake your conscience, your integrity, your standards...to allow wrong over right...to knowingly put a criminal in office all because he claims a "R" at the end of his name? Be honest to yourself and to your values, do not relinquish your morality in the name of politics.
Holly Bell November 02, 2012 at 02:08 AM
I do not think that Mr. Knodl is a good role model for children or families. Investigations, criminal charges, ethics investigations. We need good leaders and people who represent our district that will not follow what they are told but what the voters in their district are saying. I think Mr. Haqqi would be a good representative for our entire district.
Holly Bell November 02, 2012 at 02:47 AM
http://bloggingblue.com/ Someone just sent me this....not good for our district
Steve ® November 02, 2012 at 02:49 AM
A blue fister blog no way
Steve ® November 02, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Slander is fun when you are embarrassed election after election after recall after recall.
JGC November 02, 2012 at 03:34 AM
@ Steve - Slander is a malicious, false, and defamatory statement. Please support your claim by identifying what malicious, false, and defamatory statement you are referring to...Knodl has been found/plead guilty in a court of law...that is not malicious, false or defamatory...it is simply the truth. Furthermore, I have asked not to debate Republican vs. Democrat ideologies so please do keep your assumptions to yourself. What I have asked are some very simple and easily understood questions of moral and ethical convictions. As demonstrated by your avid support for Knodl and your participation in these posts I will ask you directly and will expect an honest answer...if not to me, then to yourself...is it OK to knowingly vote in an individual with a criminal past to write our laws AND is it OK to set aside the conservative values of character, honor and truth to spiritual beliefs as long as a person claims to be a Republican?
Steve ® November 02, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Support your claim as a criminal before you continue your emotional rant.
Steve ® November 02, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Support your claim before typing slander.
JGC November 02, 2012 at 03:36 PM
@ Steve, all I have ask of you is to answer simple moral and ethical questions. When call a reasoning of values in character, honor and truth to spiritual beliefs a emotional rant you abandon conservative and moral principles in the name of political partisanship. While you have chosen to avoid my requests I will respectively respond to yours, Knodl was arrested and found guilty of the criminal offense of serving alcohol without a licensee, Wisconsin Statute 125.68(2), Washington County vs. Daniel L. Knodl. AS for the question of moral and ethics Knodl was convicted of disorderly conduct in the 2008 primary election for State Assembly for knowingly violating Wisconsin Statute 14.947.01 by falsifying campaign documents. Three days ago Knodl admitted in a court of law that he knowingly attempted to conceal public records and his political associations with the ALEC in a personal email account. As I have answered your question will you do so in kind? Is it OK to knowingly vote in an individual with a criminal past to write our laws AND is it OK to set aside the conservative values of character, honor and truth to spiritual beliefs as long as a person claims to be a Republican?
JGC November 02, 2012 at 03:41 PM
@ Craig, In the quest for informed decision making I did as you asked and checked the link you provided. I found that like Knodl his opponent Haqqi has had a hand full of traffic violations. You mentioned in another post that you were concern with an "open" case. As the only open case listed was a civil suit I am lead to believe this is the one to which you refer. However, I am not sure what the reasoning is in bring up a dispute that has yet to be resolved, there has no judgement for or against anyone in this matter. Additionally, a civil contention regarding a mortgage fails to convince a equality to criminal guilt. Until the matter resolved by the court, as was the case three days ago regarding Knodl's attempted to device the public...there is wrong that has taken place. So to directly answer your question sir, a undecided civil matter regarding a mortgage does not justify knowingly rewarding a criminal with the power to write our laws. Lastly, I am concern that your repeated reference to Shah using the name Shan is some how an offense in nature. I know many individuals who have chosen to use a English friendly alternative of their given name for the sake of ease. I can only surmise that this is a unfledged attempt to distract from the moral,ethical and criminal questions raised by Knodl's actives.
Steve ® November 02, 2012 at 04:36 PM
►Disorderly Conduct. This is not a criminal offense and results only in a money penalty for this offense. ◄ more slander on your part I didn't know that a state assembly job description included selling alcohol. And that whatever happened 21 years ago with a business is relevant to his record while in government.
Captain Nemo November 02, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Nice words for Knodl from the wife of his CAMPAIGN MANAGER! If you would like to see the type of person Knodl is, with his long record of disregard for the law, see: http://www.germantownnow.com/blogs/communityblogs/175236551.html
Steve Amann November 02, 2012 at 06:55 PM
First off, let me tell you that I called both Mr. Haqqi and Mr. Knodl and asked them pointed questions about their viewpoints toward the Wisconsin Assembly. I received a polite response to my questions from Knodl and a rather hostile attitude in his responses from Haqqi. I am also familiar with Knodl since he's been a taxpaying business owner in this area for decades and thought he's done a good job (along with the rest of the assembly and Governor Walker). I asked Mr. Haqqi about his claims to be a successful job creator and CEO. He wouldn't answer and seemed perturbed that I would question him on the qualifications he himself mailed to potential constituents. As it turns out, the guy just needs a job. His wife is a physician and yet the couple faces foreclosure on their home in Brookfield (which by the way, is not even in the district he's running in). Mr. knodl will get my vote !
JGC November 02, 2012 at 08:15 PM
@ Steve - Please re-read my post as you have clearly misunderstood it...I did not say Kondl's guilt on disorderly conduct was a criminal offense. I said, word for word..."As for the question of moral and ethics Knodl was convicted of disorderly conduct in the 2008 primary election for State Assembly for knowingly violating Wisconsin Statute 14.947.01 by falsifying campaign documents." Kondl's criminal activity involved serving alcohol without a licensee, Wisconsin Statute 125.68(2). Furthermore, you are mistaken on the repeated use of the word "slander" as stated before the word slander is a malicious, false, and defamatory statement. Please do not confuse the word slander for the truth. Kondl is a criminal running for a public office that would ask of him to author law. Your statement about a "state assembly job description" seems to suggest that it is indeed OK set aside our moral principles because in involved alcohol. That leads me to ask you which other crimes do you deem acceptable to overlook? How many crimes does a person have to comment before claiming to be a conservative is not enough to secure your support?
JGC November 02, 2012 at 08:16 PM
@ Steve - Look, I understand that we all make mistakes...but there is a pattern here of deliberate and repetitive deception and indifference to the laws of our community...and yes you are correct that this pattern begin 21 years ago with criminal activity, and this pattern continued into 2008 with falsifying campaign documents and in to three days ago when Knodl admitted to a court of law that he knowingly attempted to conceal public records. This is not an example of learning from your mistake this is catch me if can...and the last two occurrences, that we know about happen while trying to get to government and then while in government. If we continue to reward criminal and unethical behavior are we not teaching by example to our young that it is OK to disregard for the rules? That it is OK to not learn from your mistakes as long as you claim to represent conservative values?
JGC November 02, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Knodl was arrested and found guilty of the criminal offense of serving alcohol without a licensee, Wisconsin Statute 125.68(2), Washington County vs. Daniel L. Knodl. AS for the question of moral and ethics Knodl was convicted of disorderly conduct in the 2008 primary election for State Assembly for knowingly violating Wisconsin Statute 14.947.01 by falsifying campaign documents. Three days ago Knodl admitted in a court of law that he knowingly attempted to conceal public records and his political associations with the ALEC in a personal email account.
JGC November 02, 2012 at 08:47 PM
@ Steve Amann - You description of both Knodl and Haqqi is hearsay. What matters here are the facts, morals and ethics. The fact is that putting Knodl in office is rewarding criminal and unethical behavior. It is not OK to teach by example to our young that it is acceptable behavior to abandon conservative and moral principles in the name of political partisanship. If you do not want to vote for a democrat then don't...but do not at the same time relinquish your values by knowingly putting a man with a 21 year history of indifference to the law in charge of writing the law.

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