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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.

Lloyd Carter for Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 4

Brookfield, Elections, WISCONSIN

Be sure to also read April 5, 2011 Judicial Ballot Picks: David Prosser & Lloyd Carter

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, Waukesha County residents will go to the polls to select a new Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge for Branch 4. On this race, my vote will go to Lloyd Carter, who has served as a criminal prosecutor for over 20 years in the Waukesha County District Attorney's office.

Carter has an extensive page of endorsements and supporters that include some names you might recognize: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, Brookfield's State Representatives Dale Kooyenga and Paul Farrow, Brookfield's State Senator Rich Zipperer, Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas, and Waukesha County D.A. Brad Schimel, to name a few. Organizations include Professional Police Associations from New Berlin, Big Bend, Mukwonago, and Waukesha.

Lloyd Carter's opponent is Kathy Stilling, who was appointed last July by former Governor Doyle to fill the vacancy created when Judge Paul Reilly was elected to the Court of Appeals in April of 2010. Stilling was a State Public Defender from 1981 to 1989 and then went into private practice. I checked her page of supporters and didn't really recognize many names on it, though I did spot Brookfield Alderman Gary Mahkorn and Waukesha County Supervisor Tom Schellinger's names listed there.

If you want to learn more about the candidates' views and philosophies, there will be a Candidate Forum at Carroll University, Humphrey Memorial Chapel, 238 N. East Ave. in Waukesha, on Monday, March 28th, 6:30 - 8pm. Audience members will be able to submit questions to the candidates.


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