Yes. Poor Patti. Blue fist Patti. Right there on her online video screen during a County Board meeting.
Believe me. That above headline is not an expression of sympathy for the Milwaukee County Board Supervisor District 9 who represents parts of Franklin, Hales Corners, and Oak Creek.
This past fall one of the worst kept secrets in these parts was that former supervisor Steve Taylor and former Franklin alderman Steve Taylor has his target set on running against Logsdon who defeated him and knocked him out of his county office a few years ago.
Did Logsdon fear a potential Taylor candidacy? Yes.
You just sayin’ that Kev? No way.
How do I know? It’s real simple. She practically admitted as much on the record at a public meeting. That’s not difficult to understand. Logsdon politically is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Please stay with me and follow along.
We’re talking redistricting, re-drawing boundaries for Milwaukee County supervisor districts. For example, Patti Logsdon represents District #9 including the Village of Hales Corners, portions of the City of Franklin, and most of the City of Oak Creek.
Logsdon was elected to the Milwaukee County Board in 2018, defeating the incumbent Steve Taylor. Logsdon did absolutely NOTHING on her own to win. She sat back as former Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele personally bankrolled her campaign with an avalanche of smear lit pieces while former Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander acted as her sole mouthpiece. Logsdon literally lounged on the sidelines and watched it all unfold, never lifting a finger. Taylor never had a chance.
The County Board was under the gun, having little time to meet a deadline to re-district. So they met with a so-called “Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC)” composed of six (6) retired judges. Independent? What a joke. One of the judges was ultra-leftist Fred Kessler. They didn’t call him ‘Ol’ Red Fred’ for nothing.
Remember this is the County Board, a walking talking clown car. That was unable to come up with a map they could agree on. One document before them was map ‘k.’ If you know your alphabet you can see how many maps they considered and how many they tossed out.
Are you following along with me?
When the full Milwaukee County Board met late in the process to consider the latest map, ‘k.’ It was rejected unanimously by the board, but not before Logsdon made stunning remarks on the record.
Logsdon represents District #9. Tony Staskunas who like Logsdon represents a part of Franklin is in District #17. Logsdon made it no secret she wanted action to approve a map to protect her hide.
Logsdon argued, and I quote, “The SE portion of the new District 17 area south of Puetz and east of 35th Street in the city of Franklin could be added to the District 9 map where there is no incumbent.”
Logsdon said District 17 could be adjusted to include east of 35th Street.
Hello. Steve Taylor lives east of 35th Street.
Logsdon in an open forum advocated that Staskunas’ district be re-drawn to include Steve Taylor’s residence, thus knocking him out of her District 9 and preventing him from running against her.
How incredibly stupid can you be?
Logsdon couldn’t stop stuffing leather in her mouth. She stated she earlier vote for the current map ‘k’ because she didn’t want to delay a final map, but was now going to vote against it. Flip flop, flip flop. Now there’s strong leadership.
Logsdon claimed she felt the current map would violate the Voting Rights Act and might subject the county to a lawsuit. She made such claims after others on the board made similar comments allowing her to subsequently concur and pile on.
Don’t kid yourself. Logsdon didn’t care about any of that. Suddenly she brazenly wanted to create a map that shuts the door on a potential candidate that would send her hair on fire.
In the end Steve Taylor’s residence was re-drawn to be in, not Logsdon’s district 9, but in the newly drawn district 17 where Taylor now lives.
Success… Logsdon thought.
NOT SO FAST!
Taylor announced he was running for County Supervisor in District 17.
Meanwhile Don Schwartz, a well-known political player in Hales Corners is now running against Logsdon in her district 9.
Logsdon has an opponent, and a good one she didn’t bank on.
Ironically, and it’s so sweet, Taylor will be running unopposed, securing he will be on the County Board come April.
On the other hand there’s no guarantee Logsdon will keep her seat, especially with no bankroll from Chris Abele and no Deanna Alexander to beg for help.
God I love it!