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« Why the Prospects for Milwaukee Are So Bleak. Round Two | Main | How to Improve the Prospects for Madison and Milwaukee »

September 20, 2007


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Michael Basford

"He was there the last time it received heightened attention in 1989 and 1990, and in the subsequent years."

In all fairness to Michael, he wasn't an alder until 1995, if I'm not mistaken.


Michael Basford, you are correct, but by time he (MV) was voting on budgets in the mid to late 1990's, the programs were in place and he should know what was going on in services from community policing to community services.

Alex Saloutos

I thought this would be interesting look at the bigger picture in light of this discussion:


Mr. Soglin: I'm a bit new here but what were the solutions back in the 90's for this problem. Can you clarify?

John Dodge


I stumbled across your blog while writing a paper for a literary club on Maraniss' book. Both my wife and her sister worked in your campaigns while at Madison (Kay Sonntag, `71 and Ann Dooley, `74). I am curious. I read somewhere which I can't find now that you lost your last mayoral campaign as the "conservative" candidate. Is this true?

Best regards,
John Dodge
W. Newbury, Mass. (and a journalists for 30 years)


Hi John. Kay's name rings a bell. My regards to everyone. Yes, I lost a race in 2003. The dynamics are a bit complicated but two factors were the greatest forces. Our very popular County Executive endorsed my opponent and she literally moved close to 8,000 votes. Causing the second - for the first time in all of my campaigns, I lost the women's vote.

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