LETTER: Embarrassed Voiland backers should pony up for clerk’s fees

To Ozaukee Press:

In a letter to the editor published in last week’s Ozaukee Press, Karl Hertz, a former member of the Ozaukee County Board, suggested that supporters of Judge Joe Voiland’s election lead the way with their contributions to pay for the legal expenses of Ozaukee County Clerk of Courts Mary Lou Mueller. I fully agree with Karl.

Retrieving a six-year-old campaign flyer from my files supporting Voiland’s election, I find it very revealing who supported Voiland and might now feel embarrassed to find their names on this campaign flyer. It contains 14 names from the “who’s-who list” of the Ozaukee County Republican Party.

Also listed are 10 members or former members of the Ozaukee County Board, one former mayor of Port Washington, three members or former members of the Port Washington Common Council, two members or former members of the Mequon Common Council, two members or former members of the Fredonia Village Board, one former member of the Mequon-Thiensville School Board, three members or former members of the Cedarburg School Board, one Town of Cedarburg supervisor, one Wisconsin state senator and three Wisconsin Assembly representatives.

I find it interesting that over one-third of the then County Board supported Voiland in his campaign to defeat Judge Tom Wolfgram, and now some of them might find themselves in a situation where they have to vote whether or not to pay the legal fees of the clerk of courts because of this overzealous judge they supported. It sounds like there might be a conflict of interest for some of them.

Getting back to Karl’s suggestion, with all the supporters I listed I think it would be very easy to come up with the needed funds to pay for the clerk’s legal fees—and put their money where their mouths were.

 Roy Wetzel



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