Milwaukee County Supervisor Lynne De Bruin Continues Slide to the Right
Of the 29 items that County Exec. Walker vetoed and sent back to the Milwaukee County Board yesterday, my Supervisor, Lynne DeBruin, who represents the west side of Milwaukee and eastern parts of Wauwatosa, sided with him on at least 12 of them.
In fact, the roll call of Borkowski, Cesarz, De Bruin, Rice, Sanfelippo, Schmitt voting to support the County Executive became one of the more commonly heard lines of the day. Supervisors Borkowski, Cesarz, Rice, and Sanfelippo are the conservative block of the County Board, it’s troubling to see my own representative on the Board continue to side with the conservative members of the Board and the County Executive.
Case in point: Sup. De Bruin voted against funding for the Community Justice Resource Center. She voted against recreation and exercise equipment for the King and Kosciuszko Community Centers, important community centers for senior citizens. She voted with the conservative block again and again throughout the day. Voting to raise bus fares to the highest in the nation??
It’s unfortunate to be sure to see a representative continue to be so out of touch with their constituents. The 15th district that I live in voted overwhelmingly for Gov. Doyle in 2004 and for Barack Obama in 2008, yet we are represented by someone who votes more like George W. Bush or Mark Green.