Monday, March 25, 2013
State Senator Mary Lazich announces hearings on the 2013-15 budget, with residents invited to speak their minds on what concerns they have
Greendale is set to host the first of four public hearings on the 2013-015 state budget. The Wisconsin State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) will attend the hearings to hear members of the public testify to the committee about the 2013-2015 state budget. People can come to testify or listen to the public testimony. State Senator Mary Lazich, who represents District 28, is on the JFC and said the first of these hearings will take place within her district at the Greendale High School Auditorium. Along with Muskego, the 28th District includes Greenfield, Hales Corners, Greendale, Franklin, Waterford, Big Bend, Vernon and a portion of Waukesha. Here is a list of all of the hearings: Thursday April 4 - Greendale High School …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mitt Romney and Tommy Thompson won the vote in Greendale but ultimately fell in the presidential and U.S. Senate elections. Romney garnered 54 percent of the vote in Greendale with a village-wide turnout of 82 percent.
Even though President Barack Obama won the national election, Romney garnered 54 percent of the vote in Greendale with a village-wide turnout of 82 percent. According to unofficial results from Village Clerk Kathy Kasza, Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan garnered 4,854 votes in Greendale while Democrats Obama and Biden received 3,972. Obama, however, carried Wisconsin and several other key swing states on his way to win a second term in the White House. Greendale has trended towards Republican candidates for partisan offices, according to Kasza. In 2000 and 2004, The Bush-Cheney ticket got 58 percent of the vote in Greendale. In 2008, McCain-Palin carried the village with 54 percent. In a hotly contested race for the state's open U.S. …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Incumbent Republican state Sen. Mary Lazich is being challenged in the 28th District by Democrat Jim Ward.
Incumbent Republican state Sen. Mary Lazich will take on Democrat Jim Ward, 13-year teacher, in the race for the 28th District seat in Tuesday's election. Lazich has served the Senate since 1998, and prior to joining the Legislature, she erved as a Waukesha County Board supervisor and a New Berlin alderwoman. Ward, of Greendale, graduated from Marquette University with a degree in History and Education. He has been a teacher for 13 years, the past 12 years he has taught at Milwaukee Academy of Science, a charter school. The candidates stand on opposites sides of the line when it comes to a number issues such as the Voter ID law, Act 10, and job growth. Ward does believe public employees should pay more towards their benefits, however, he…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Veteran state lawmaker eyes another term in 28th Senate District.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Name : Mary Ann Lazich Place of residence : New Berlin Attended college : Yes College : University of WIsconsin - Milwaukee Degree : BA Job titles held : State Assembly, County Supervisor, New Berlin Alderperson, Marketing Representative Employers : State of Wisconsin, County of Waukesha, City of New Berlin. Wang Lab. Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: State Senate Chamber/district: 28th Senate District Incumbent: Yes First elected: 07 April 1998 Previous elective offices : State Assembly, Waukesha County Supervisor, New Berlin Alderperson Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : State Assembly 1988 Name : Brittany Brzenk Title : Manager Website : marylazich.com Twitter : www.http://twitter.com…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Jim Ward has collected double the maximum number of signatures required to get his name on the ballot against incumbent District 28 State Sen. Mary Lazich in November, according to a press release.
Jim Ward, who is running for State Senator in the 28th District, announced that he has collected double the maximum number of signatures to get his name on the ballot in November, according to a press release. He turned in his nomination papers to the Government Accountability Board on Thursday. Once the signatures are certified, his candidacy will be official. Ward will be running against incumbent District 28 State Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin). “I found that while going door to door many people were eager to sign my nomination papers,” Ward said in the release. “I also had great support of dozens of volunteers who collected signatures from neighbors, friends and family. I found that people on both sides of the political spectrum are …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Jim Ward plans to run against incumbent State Sen. Mary Lazich in November.
Greendale resident Jim Ward announced on Monday that he will run as a Democrat against State Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) for the 28th district. "I want to give my neighbors a choice that they haven't had for years in our district," Ward said in a press release. "Senator Lazich has been in Madison for 20 years, and she has failed to make the important choices to help people move forward in this area." Ward graduated from Marquette University with a degree in History and Education. He has been a teacher for 13 years, the past twelve years he has taught at Milwaukee Academy of Science, a charter school. Jim and his wife Tricia are home owners in Greendale. According to Ward's campaign Facebook page, he is a member of Friends of the …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
State Sen. Mary Lazich, R-Muskego, and state Republicans hope to eliminate a state requirement that schools teach about birth control along with abstinence, or notify parents that they're not doing so.
Sex education for high school students is back in the news as Wisconsin legislators push to repeal state requirements on teaching about birth control. State Sen. Mary Lazich, R-Muskego, and other Republican leaders want to undo a law passed in 2010 that requires Wisconsin high schools to teach about abstinence birth control, or notify parents they are not offering sex education. On Friday, Republicans used Gov. Scott Walker's special legislative session on jobs to work on repealing the Healthy Youth Law passed in 2010. The repeal (Senate Bill 237) passed on a 4-3 party-line vote. Lazich said the proposal was about returning control over sex education to school districts. But she also noted the Republican proposal would require schools …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Groups unsuccessfully tried to recall State Sen. Mary Lazich last Spring.
Republicans were able to successfully retain the majority of Senate seats after the recall elections last night. Democrats were able to bump off two Republicans from their Senate seats, however, Democrat Sandy Pasch was unable to defeat incumbent Republican State Sen. Alberta Darling. In total six Republicans were up for recall and only two were defeated leaving the State Senate house with 17 Republicans and 16 Democrats. State Sen. Mary Lazich, who represents the 28th district, was also subject to an unsuccessful recall effort last Spring after she voted for Governor Scott Walker's budget. Lazich believes this election demonstrates that the voters have sided with Republicans. "The voters of Senate District 28 made it very clear they …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Greendale has no dog in the race, but recalls will have lasting impact.
Wisconsinites all over the state head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in bitterly partisan recall elections that promise to have lasting political and legislative impact for years to come. But for residents of Greendale and Greenfield, who are not represented by one of the six state politicians facing recall, Tuesday is just another August dog day of summer. Or is it? Politicians who represent city and village residents say ramifications of Tuesday's elections should cause even the most casual political observer to take serious note of the results. "It's historic. I know that not everybody is a political junkie or follows politics closely but I feel that in the history of the United States, never before have we had this many recalls …