It was 2004, I think, that Sheila Plotkin & I bonded over our value of clean, open government. That spring of 2004 I was trying to get a resolution passed denouncing anonymous, dishonest campaigning that had occurred. Sheila & others came and spoke loudly & eloquently in support of my resolution. It is, as they say, the start of a beautiful friendship and I'm honored to call her a good friend. Sheila has actively worked for clean, open gov't ever since. See her award winning work at http://www.we-the-irrelevant.org/ and you will see why I am touched and honored by her kind words of support in her post below.
Patrick Miles is my friend. He is also my ideal public servant and always has been. Patrick is smart. He studies issues from the inside out, and then he consults with stakeholders to determine common ground. Patrick reaches out to those who disagree with him and brings them to the table. Patrick Miles is all about collaboration, not confrontation. He's shared his skill set in this piece, but I wanted you to know the person I know and trust. Dane County will be fortunate to have Patrick Miles as its treasurer. Not only will the job be well done, but every facet of it will be graced by a man who deeply respects the people he serves. I voted for Patrick Miles for Dane County Treasurer. I urge you to vote for him too.
Supervisor Robin Schmidt's Letter to the Editor Monona Herald-Independent
Thank you, Robin, for your kind Letter to the Editor in support of my candidacy for County Treasurer.
Cap Times Candidate Column
The Cap Times, in lieu of a questionnaire, invited each of us to submit a column.
Jane Licht, Former Register of Deeds, Letter of Support
Jane, you served Dane County well as a County Board Supervisor and later as Register of Deeds. Your support means a lot to me. Thank you for writing the letter to the editor.