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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.

Small victories.

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.

Originally posted to BettyPageisaBlonde on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 09:05 PM PDT.

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