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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Which Franklin mayoral candidate just uttered the biggest Whopper?


If you haven’t done so already, please consider reading the FranklinNOW article relating answers given to questions submitted to the Franklin mayoral candidates.

Do as I did. Read and determine if the candidates answered specific, direct questions with specific, direct answers in addition to whether or not they answered to your satisfaction. I think it’s pretty obvious who dodged one of the questions. Hint: Recall.

No candidate gave attention grabbing, stunning, holy cow answers, save one.

FranklinNOW surveyed the three Franklin mayoral candidates and here was one of the questions;

“In November, the council unanimously agreed to freeze the tax levy for 2014. If the tax levy freeze is enforced again in 2015, what municipal services would take priority when considering expenditures? Would you approve another freeze?”

Which candidate answered, in part, the following?


“City services are important, especially public safety. Police and fire will always remain off limit as long as I am mayor.”

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Basil Ryan

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Steve Taylor

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Or Steve Olson

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STEVE TAYLOR


“City services are important, especially public safety. Police and fire will always remain off limit as long as I am mayor.”






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I’m sorry. I just can’t let that go. It’s such an incredibly bogus claim.

I follow city of Franklin politics closely, very closely.  Check out this excerpt from a blog I wrote in April of 2011 when Taylor was running for re-election as alderman:

During the November 2009 city budget deliberations, when Mayor Tom Taylor wanted to cut a fire department position and two police officer positions, aldermen Steve Olson and Lyle Sohns fought to restore those positions. Because of his personal pettiness fueled by a dislike for Olson, Taylor voiced opposition to Olson and Sohns' proposals with no suggestions of his own to save those important jobs.

If Steve Taylor knocks on your door this weekend, ask him why he verbally opposed restoration of important public safety fire and police positions in November of 2009.

With his re-election on the line, Steve Taylor wants us to believe that suddenly he’s a fan of public safety. That’s not the impression he gave in November of 2009 or his last three years in office. It’s also a tactic used by lefties as the election gets closer. They move closer and closer to the right. Steve Taylor, phony conservative, is now using that page right out of the liberal playbook. As a phony conservative, Taylor is out of touch with the values of the majority of his district and the city of Franklin.

Also ask him this if he rings your doorbell this weekend:

What specific budget amendments did you propose last November to reduce the city property tax levy increase down to 0 %? He offered NONE and rubber stamped the property tax increase during a recession when many homes in Franklin were being foreclosed.


“City services are important, especially public safety. Police and fire will always remain off limit as long as I am mayor.”






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That same blog (please check it out) reported on Taylor’s inaction when the city of Franklin was fighting plans in the state Legislature fueled by DEMOCRATS to do away with ordinances like those in Franklin and more than 100 other municipalities statewide to protect children from sex predators. There will be a link in this blog showing the Franklin officials who turned out in person to show their opposition to legislation that would kill our ordinances here in Franklin. Steve Taylor sent an e-mail. Yet he found time to drive to Madison and lobby in person against legislation to limit the size, power, and salaries of the Milwaukee County Board. He did so as a member of the Milwaukee County Board.

As far as the vote on the Franklin budget, Taylor can argue that he voted for the budget that ultimately was approved that restored the police and fire positions. He did nothing to make sure those positions were saved. He rubber-stamped the budget before him, thus, playing political games. Aren't we tired and done with such antics?

I urge you to join me this Tuesday, February 18, and vote for Steve Olson for mayor of Franklin, the best voice for public safety in Franklin.


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