Dick Steinberg has resided in the city of Brookfield for 35 years. He served 34 years as municipal judge and has been an attorney for 50 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking and creative writing, which includes legal issues, sports, government and people.
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Remember the Local Candidates for public office who will be on the ballot when you vote.
Normally, the closing days of a campaign bring out the best in the candidates who make their last effort to gather votes.
But this year is different. The warm weather was a surprise and people were in the mood to take advantage and be outside. There was little interest in candidates or the Spring election which is tomorrow.
Presidential politics has been national and local news every day and the local elections were hardly noticed.
Some voters will only vote for the candidates for President in the Republican column. This is unfortunate because their campaigns have been mostly generic while the local candidates have been hard at work pushing their cause.
Negative advertising has taken its toll and there are regular voters who are turned off by all politicians.
My sincere best wishes to all the local candidates who put their personal lives on the line and spent their time and money to seek public service.