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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

If voter turnout is like blog traffic, Prosser will win & Ballot Picks

Conservatives, Blogging, Elmbrook, WISCONSIN

See sample ballot below: Prosser, Carter, Write-In Kormanik & Brunner

Election results will start pouring in less than 24 hours from now. The big question is, will Justice David Prosser win? or will the union backed Kloppenberg prevail? That question is burning in the psyche of people with a political bent on both sides of the isle.

In uneasy conversations with fellow Conservatives regarding Prosser's chances, I have said that if Wisconsin sees the same level of citizen involvement as Tosa City Hall did the night they were going to vote on a union contract, Prosser will win. (For those outside the metropolitan area, in mid March, over 100 concerned residents came to "lobby city officials to put off approving union contracts" until after the state passed their budget repair bill. There were also "hundreds of calls and e-mails". I don't believe there was much lead time for this meeting, which makes the large number of attendees even more impressive. The counsel listened to their constituents and voted no.)

However, if people have a relapse of their all too common malady, attention-span-of-a-gnat-itis, and sit out this election, we conservatives are in trouble.

But in checking my blog page load/unique visitor numbers today, I noticed my numbers were very high. In fact, I was at an all time hit count high since I started blogging in 2004! That tells me people are looking.

When I checked the popular pages chart, I saw they were looking at my posts on David Prosser, Lloyd Carter, and Elmbrook School Board: Nancy Kormanik and Richard Brunner. That tells tells me interest is high. And if interest translates to voters, Conservatives will be happy.

Elmbrook voters, check out Fairly Conservative. Cindy shares her email correspondence with candidate Kathryn Wilson, in which Kathryn states she is going to vote YES on 4K. There are also some insights on Cindy's ballot picks Nancy Kormanik and Richard Brunner. (Scroll about half way down the page.)

No doubt, I will get my usual calls tomorrow morning from people asking who to vote for, so I am including all the links to Nancy Kormanik's articles and posts below just to make it easy for those of you who haven't quite decided yet.

Don't take a chance and sit this one out--be sure to VOTE!

Click to enlarge ballot

Encouraged to hear he "already voted for Kormanik"

How to Write-In candidate Nancy Kormanik

April 5, 2011 Elmbrook School Board Ballot Picks: Brunner & Kormanik

Guest Posting 2: Nancy Kormanik on ENROLLMENT

Guest Posting: Nancy Kormanik Fiscal Conservative

Conservatives, you now have a real choice:Write-In Nancy Kormanik

School Board candidate forum to be replayed [3 times daily] through Election Day

From other news sources:

April 4, 2011 Schultz and Kormanik Challenge Wilson for School Board "Kormanik said she believes non-residents should not be used to fill empty classrooms and Elmbrook should size its facilities for district residents to ease the burden on taxpayers."

March 23, 2011 Budget has board hopefuls' attention Some want to cut, others seek better financial picture "Kormanik, a former educator and program coordinator at Milwaukee Area Technical College, said it may sound obvious, but the district needs to stop spending money unnecessarily. She said all options - closing a school, increasing class sizes, changes to pay and benefits - need to be considered."

March 23, 2011 Elmbrook School Board at-large race "There is nothing off the table anymore, all the way from toilet paper to contracts. We need to look at everything: insurance policies, contracts not just for teachers but for other personnel, personnel, staff, bills that have to be paid, investments, fees."

March 21, 2011, Elmbrook Candidates Disagree on 4K, School Closure "Only one candidate (Nancy Kormanik) expressed opposition to adding a 4-year-old kindergarten program, while four favored adding 4k and one (incumbent Kathryn Wilson) did not clearly endorse or reject it."

Cindy Kilkenny Public Forum: Kormanik will stand up for taxpayers
Cheri Mastel
Public Forum: Kormanik has can-do attitude Elmbrook needs
Nora Schumann Public Forum: Kormanik offers choice beyond names on ballot
Barbara and Michael Shore Public Forum: Kormanik has the courage to make hard choices

Check out RandyMelchert on What to watch for on Election Night Conservative turnout is KEY!

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Brookfield7Fairly ConservativeRandy Melchert, BetterBrookfield, Vicki McKenna, Jay Weber,  Mark Levin, The Heritage Foundation, CNS News, Breitbart BigGovernment

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