2002 Milwaukee County Executive Race Category Archive


  • Walker Attacked “Consensus” in First Run for County Executive

    “I’ve stressed (at recent forums) that at any other time in the history of the county, it may have been effective to have someone who is a consensus-building-type manager with that experience....

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/21/2002
  • Walker Panders to Recall Organizers; Adopts Their Agenda in Whole

    The citizens group seeking to overhaul county government has set an agenda for the next county executive, receiving wholesale agreement from one candidate and some dissension from the other. … Walker added...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/21/2002
  • In 2002, Walker’s Willingness to Do or Say Anything to Get Elected Noted

    Ironically, the top vote getter to succeed Ament in last week’s primary was a Madison insider who has no trouble changing political positions on a whim depending on what office he is...

    Capital Times, 04/13/2002
  • Some Recall Efforts Are Good, Like the One That Put Walker on Path to Election As Milwaukee County Executive

    We are obviously very pleased, not only because of the victory but because this is really a reaction to the public starting this whole movement. In many ways I feel the people...

    Associated Press, 04/02/2002
  • Walker Says Promises in 2002 Milwaukee County Executive Race to Combat Voter Cynicism

    Walker said his campaign gave the people the specific reform proposals they demanded. “There is a pretty high meter out there for cynicism. Everybody is talking about reform, but what do they...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/19/2002
  • Questions About Walker’s Use of State Funded Mailing From Assembly Office During County Executive Race

    The recent constituent letter sent by state Rep. Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) cost slightly more than a similar 2000 mailing – and wound up in more mailboxes…Walker said he checked with the state...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/18/2002
  • In County Exec Campaign, Walker Invited Public to Hold Him Accountable for Keeping Campaign Promises

    “Now put this on your refrigerator. Mark my progress. And hold me to it.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/17/2002
  • Walker Terms His Political Opportunism, “Duty”

    It’s not about political calculation. It can ultimately be boiled down to one word – duty.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/10/2002
  • Labor Opposition to Walker Longstanding; Endorsed Opponent in ‘02 County Executive Race

    The Milwaukee County Labor Council voted Wednesday night to endorse Milwaukee Ald. Thomas Nardelli in the Milwaukee County executive’s race. The council, affiliated with the AFL-CIO, includes about 150 unions with about...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/07/2002