I live and work in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Two of our Alderman elections were won by people I know and respect. Both were first-timers.
I just got back from an election party for Christoph Wahl who won a write-in election against an unopposed teabagger. Amazing. He did it in 10 days. 10 days. A write-in campaign.
Cristoph is an organ builder and was born, raised and educated here.
The other winner is Teege Metille who worked his butt off and won a lopsided victory against an incumbent.
Teege is an admissions counselor for Lawrence University, a prestigious liberal-arts university tucked under the covers here.
This is big and it's nice. The town I live in has a progressive backbone and just showed it. The birthplace of Joe McCarthy.
Appleton is part of the Green Bay/Oshkosh corridor (probably the biggest by population) and from what I can tell, leans conservative (I'm a recent emigré from Brooklyn, NYC).
Wahl and Metille are progressive. And they won. Impressively.
In Prosser's back yard.
Appleton, WI has two more progressive voices in elected positions.
I like the small victories. They smell like big ones.
Updated by BettyPageisaBlonde at Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 12:28 AM EDT
Rec list? LOL. I love Kos 4! ;)
Updated by BettyPageisaBlonde at Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 01:12 AM EDT
Added a link for Teege.