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2143, 30 Dec 18

West Bend School Board Needs Conservative Candidates

I pulled this blurb out of Judy Steffes’ Around the Bend piece.

Two candidates have now filed papers to run for two open seats on the West Bend School Board as two incumbents have filed non-candidacy papers.

According to Deb Roensch from the Education Service Center said incumbents Ken Schmidt and Tiffany Larson have both filed non-candidacy papers. The pair were elected to the West Bend School Board in April 2016.

On Friday, Dec. 21, Paul Fischer, an elder at Kettlebrook Church, filed candidacy papers. On Dec. 23, Erin Dove, posted an announcement on social media about her intentions to run. A portion of her announcement is below.

We’re losing a great, solid conservative in Ken Schmidt, who was sadly orphaned on the board in the last couple of years. He’ll be missed. As a staunch advocate for the WBEA’s agenda, Tiffany Larson won’t be missed at all. This is the chance to put two good conservatives on the board to begin to check the agenda of the liberal school board majority. The school referendum will almost certainly be on the same April ballot, so the battle lines should be clearly drawn.

I don’t know Erin Dove and I look forward to hearing her views. I did have a chance to hear from Paul Fischer at the Concerned Citizens of Washington County meeting last week. Given that he supports a referendum to build a new Jackson Elementary, thinks teachers haven’t received a raise in 5 years (don’t know where that talking point came from), couldn’t think of anything to cut in the face of declining enrollment, and generally regurgitated all of the local liberal talking points about the schools, I won’t be supporting him.

We need some good conservatives to run for school board. Here’s how to do it.

The deadline to file papers to run for School Board is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.  Declaration of Candidacy form and a Campaign Registration statement must be completed and can be dropped off at the Education Service Center, 735 S. Main Street, West Bend (across from Badger Middle School).

Bear in mind that they are closed until the 2nd, so you’d have to drop off the paperwork on Wednesday.


2143, 30 December 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Being a conservative on any school board is like being an Evangelical missionary at the Charlie Sheen mansion in terms of reception.

  2. Le Roi du Nord


    Perhaps in WB or Kewauskum, but certainly not in northern of western WI.  You really need to get out more.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    Oh Nord,

    So idealistic.

  4. Le Roi du Nord


    True, and realistic and optimistic as well.  You on the other hand are strictly governed by fact-averse ideology  and a small-minded world view.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    ….or you can realize, the more urban a school district gets, the more godless, valueless, and wasteful it becomes.

    …and it experiments with more crazy liberal human secularism, like denying gender biology.

    Smaller school districts tend to have more sanity.

  6. jjf

    “Urban”?  I thought “urban” meant “black.”  Now you’re saying it means “educated”, too?

  7. Jason

    > I thought “urban” meant “black.”

    Sounds racist to me.  You should try something new in 2019 and work to better yourself.

  8. jjf

    Jason, keep up.  I was referring to the GOP’s and Kevin’s use of “urban.”

  9. Jason

    >I was referring to the GOP’s and Kevin’s use of “urban.”

    Links?  Yeah, same as last year, all talk.

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