Thornton Endorsed By Feingold for District 6 Alder

Scott Thornton. Courtesy Scott Thornton for District 6

Scott Thornton

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold has endorsed Scott B. Thornton in his race for Alder of Madison’s District 6.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of one of the most progressive voices in Wisconsin,” Thornton said. “Senator Feingold knows that District 6 deserves an alderperson who works hard for the community, is an experienced leader, and will be a true progressive voice on the city council. I am that candidate and am honored by his endorsement.” said Thornton in a campaign press release.

Thornton is challenging two-time incumbent Marsha Rummel who has also announced some endorsements recently including Alder Scott Resnick. The two will participate in a candidate forum on March 25 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.

Rummel and Thornton to Participate in Alder Forum

Current District 6 Alder Marsha Rummel will be challenged by former MNA Board President Scott Thornton in elections in April.

Current District 6 Alder Marsha Rummel will be challenged by former MNA Board President Scott Thornton in elections in April.

Madison Common Council District 6 Alder Marsha Rummel and her challenger, former Marquette Neighborhood Association President Scott Thronton, will participate in a candidate forum next month.

The question and answer session will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2450 Atwood Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m on March 25, 2013 with a reception to follow. The forum is sponsored by the Marquette, Starkweather Atwood Schenk Yahara, and Worthington Park Neighborhood Associations.  Continue reading

10 Things WI Voters Should Know for Primary Day

GAB looks to cut confusion over changing voter rules

Voters cast their ballots in a recall election for the governor and lieutenant governor at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center June 5, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images

Tuesday (August 14) is Primary Day in Wisconsin, yes another election is here. Ever since Wisconsin Governor Scott Waker launched the state into political chaos, the result has been constant voting by residents due to the recalls and of course the normal election cycle. The Republican controlled legislature has been complicit in this chaos by passing or repealing laws that continue to inflame a sizable portion of the electorate.

One of these laws is Voter I.D., which the Republicans say roots out fraud. But many others say it attacks a problem that doesn’t exist and instead accomplishes another goal; to limit/prevent left-leaning voters access or at least the same ease of access to polling places that right-leaning voters tend to enjoy.  Continue reading