Don Pridemore

Candidates by any other name: Do they smell as sweet?

The history of state and national politics teems with campaigns’ colorful and cutting attempts to breed distrust and even contempt for political rivals… And the liberal group One Wisconsin Now publicly refers to a Republican state representative from Hartford as Don “White” Pridemore, alleging his Arizona-style immigration bill is racist. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Candidate for Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Uses Campaign Cash to Pay for Tickets to Event Hosted by Proponents of Radical Privatization

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding the revelation that Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Don Pridemore reported spending $475 on February 5th, 2013 from his campaign account for tickets to an ALEC event: “There’s great irony in Don Pridemore using campaign funds from his run for […]

Where Was Rep. Pridemore for Final Vote on Open Pit Mining Bill?

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding Rep. Don Pridemore’s failure to cast a vote on final passage of controversial open pit mining legislation in the State Assembly yesterday: “When the time came for the votes to be counted on the controversial open pit- mining bill, Rep. […]

Pridemore Proposes Armed Volunteers for School Patrols

MADISON, Wis. — Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Rep. Don Pridemore has reached a new level of hypocrisy and inanity according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross with his proposal to solicit armed community volunteers to patrol schools. Ross commented, “Rep. Pridemore not only voted to slash school funding by a record amount, […]

Does Rep. Pridemore’s Vision for Wisconsin Education Include Barring Certain Children from Public Schools?

MADISON, Wis. — Republican Assembly Rep. Don Pridemore today announced his campaign to be State Superintendent of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Given that Pridemore’s most notable “accomplishments” as an elected official have been to author a racist, Arizona-style “papers please” attack on immigrants and the unconstitutional voter identification bill, One Wisconsin Now has […]

Conservative enters state school superintendent race

Liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, citing Pridemore’s immigration bill and voting for nearly $2 billion in education funding cuts last year, said “Pridemore may have the worst resume on education and children that Wisconsin has ever seen.” Evers has said accomplishments during his first term include adoption and implementation of new state standards, the […] [Green Bay Press-Gazette]

Candidate for Wisconsin schools chief backed biggest education spending cuts in state history, liberal group says

The liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Nowhas long been critical of state Rep. Don Pridemore, especially when blasting bills he authored that would affect police treatment of immigrants and require voters to present photo identification. Now that Pridemore, a Republican from suburban Milwaukee, is challenging state schools superintendent Tony Evers in the April 2013 election, One Wisconsin Now has […] [PolitiFact]

Neo-Nazis Rally For AZ Immigration Law. Is Wisconsin Next?

Over the weekend, a Neo-Nazi march was held in in Phoenix, AZ to support the racist SB-1070 immigration law.Hmm. Wasn’t it just last week that Wisconsin Republican Rep. Don Pridemore said: “I want Wisconsin to be recognized as a state that will be on the side of Arizona”? See, just when you thought a racist […]

So Charlie and Mark, Wheres the Thunder on Pridemore?

So should we expect fireworks enthusiast Charlie Sykes, and the Mr. Pibb to his right wing Dr. Pepper Mark Belling, to call for Rep. Don Pridemore to be sent to Gitmo over the press release sent from his state office using state tax dollars attacking DPI candidate Tony Evers and to support anti-public education advocate […]