Anthony, Staskunas Survive County Board Primary

Tony Staskunas of West Allis and Tom Anthony of Greenfield will square off April 2 in the general election. Al Singer of Greenfield was eliminated Tuesday night.

Veteran politician Tony Staskunas and political newcomer Tom Anthony will square off for the 17th District Milwaukee County Board seat in the April 2 general election.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Anthony finished with 2,233 votes, or 46 percent, compared to Staskunas’ 2,107, or 44 percent.

Retired police sergeant Al Singer managed just 10 percent (490 votes).

Staskunas of West Allis, was an alderman in that city for 9 years before serving as a state representative from 1997-2013.

Anthony, of Greenfield, has no political background but cites experience as a small business owner and the front man for the band The Tom Anthony Group.

Staskunas and Anthony are vying for the seat vacated by Joe Sanfelippo, who left the board after winning a State Assembly seat in the 15th District in the November election.

In Greendale, Staskunas was a narrow favorite with 707 votes, or 45.2 percent, edging Anthony’s 690, or 44.1 percent in the County Supervisor race. Singer managed 163 votes (10.4 percent).

Greendale voters also favored Pat Roggensack by a wide margin in the State Supreme Court Judge race; she garnered 1,360 votes (72.7 percent), whereas Ed Fallone ws a distant second with 405 (21.7 percent). Vince Megna, who lost the primary, got just 99 votes in Greendale.

In the race for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Rebecca Bradley won Greendale with 1,093 votes, or 62.7 percent, well ahead of Janet Claire Protasiewicz 499 (28.6 percent) and Gil Urfer’s 147 (8.4 percent).

Irving February 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Staskunas is a Democrat. Anthony is a conservative.


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