After Failing to Advance in Primary, Pokrandt Endorses Ehley for Mayor

Third-place finisher casts his support to Kathy Ehley in April 3 general election.

[Editor's note: The following is a verbatim statement by former mayoral candidate John Pokrandt, who placed third in the Feb. 21 primary. It represents Pokrandt's opinion alone. Patch does not endorse candidates for public office.]


I am very proud of the race I ran for mayor of Wauwatosa. I would like to thank my friends and supporters for all of their hard work.

It was great to be a part of the process and to meet so many wonderful and passionate people. I am honored to have had the support of so many of my fellow citizens.

As we look forward to the general election, I am endorsing Kathy Ehley in the race for mayor of Wauwatosa. I believe that Kathy's long term focus and commitment to our city will serve the citizens of Wauwatosa well.

Kathy's excellent work with the Village of Wauwatosa BID is a testament to her ability to get things done. We agree on the need to maintain city services and improve our infrastructure.

Maintaining our position of leadership in education is also a key to keeping Wauwatosa the desirable community it is today and always has been. Kathy's focus on sustainability is very important to me.

At the end of the day I believe Kathy Ehley has the right vision and leadership ability to move our city forward.

Thanks, John Pokrandt

AlfredKell February 27, 2012 at 02:58 PM
It certainly does, interesting how conservative some people seem and act when they want your vote then the true liberal comes out when they dont make the short list? Pokrandt is a different person than the person he portrayed while running for mayor, my suspicions about him were correct, he is a leftist radical that would not stop Tosa's descent into mediocre and high taxes.
Jenny Smith February 27, 2012 at 08:08 PM
AlfredKell...your negative comments on EVERYTHING the Patch writes are fantastic...keep up the good work, buddy! Aim high butterfly! p.s.it's sunny today...get out and let that sunshine hit you smack dab in the face...take a deep breath in and enjoy yourself. your welcome.
Paris Procopis February 27, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Fascinating, a "progressive" endorsing a supposed fiscal conservative. The same progressive that was openly against Act 10. Very telling.
Spencer A Hoyt March 02, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I believe that all three Mayoral candidates have a sincere interest in a better Wauwatosa. Kathy has a long term vision of Wauwatosa that is appealing. I don't disagree with much of her aspiring vision. I do disagree with how she will get there without bankrupting our community as part of her unrealistic vision. I am concerned about Kathy’s lack of a tactical fiscal plan that can be implemented TODAY not 25 or 50 years down the road. Kathy doesn't address an actionable plan with fiscal constraints outlining how Wauwatosa will sustain its current standards much less attain the supposed long term vision she references without increasing taxes. I urge all Wauwatosa citizens to further explore Peter Donegan and Kathy Ehley’s platforms as outlined by their websites. I am confident you will find Peter Donegan specifically addresses the concerns of today through a realistic fiscally conservative platform. Pete Donegan’s platform includes his interest in smaller government, minimizing the intrusion of further taxation and maintaining our current level of city wide services. Pete embraces further review of current city resources to identify cost avoidance opportunities and whether or not optimal efficiencies are in place. In a nutshell, Pete has laid out a plan of doing more with less for Wauwatosa residents. Pete Donegan is the only conservative choice for Wauwatosa as its Mayor. www.petedonegan.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathy-Ehley-for-Mayor
Alfred March 02, 2012 at 04:02 PM
You are correct, Peter Donegan is the only option, Kathy Ehley will bring us more of the same from Wauwatosa(higher taxes, more crime, more government, less population) until we become much like Brown Deer...irrelevent.


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