Early in the year, I did an interview with Corder and came away very impressed. Corder has definite and positive plans on how to restore her district by rebuilding the transit system so that people can get to jobs and rebuilding the Northridge area to make it a place that businesses and people are drawn to instead of fleeing from.
In comparison, Alexander doesn't even hold her campaign parties in Milwaukee County, much less in the district she wants to represent.
Because of her positive campaign and definitive plan to improve her district, Corder has earned the endorsement and support of many groups, politicians and papers.
Meanwhile, Alexander boasts of receiving the endorsement of Wisconsin Family Action PAC, an extremist right wing group that has been tied in with the Koch Brothers front group Americans for Prosperity in mailing fake absentee ballots to people. AFP sent out form letters that looked like absentee ballots, but the return address was really for the Wisconsin Family Action PAC.
Yeah, not exactly a group I would want to be tied to, much less brag about being endorsed by.
Alexander also has a transparency issue and has been less than completely forthcoming to the voters. Zach Wisnewski at Blogging Blue noted that Alexander is also a big supporter of Scott Walker and his attack on the workers and ruining the state's economy. Most ironically, Wisnewski quotes her as saying:
“I think the most important thing to recognize here is that the government is not in the business of employing people, nor should it be.”Remember, this is a Milwaukee County employee seeking to be a Milwaukee County supervisor saying the government isn't in the job of employing people.
To add to the strangeness of it all, after Wisnewski wrote his report, Alexander deleted it all from her site. What would she do as a supervisor? It's illegal to delete communication records.
Alexander has also followed the other right wing candidates, like Bill Buresh and Jan Pierce in avoiding the issues and going for the negative, personal attacks. She attacked Corder because she has many supporters. Alexander boasts that she doesn't get any money from organizations or committees. From the looks of her campaign finance report, it doesn't look like Alexander has been receiving much support except from herself.
Alexander really crossed the line when she sent out this mailer to people:
Being a social worker myself, I would like to know why Alexander thinks that's a bad thing. Or is she just using her career as a bureaucrat in order to be elitist?
With the reference to the "four convictions" against Corder, she is being downright dishonest and deceitful. There are four cases involving Corder listed on CCAP. But two of them are small claims court involving the time when she lived with her brother and the other two are traffic violations. Not exactly the hardened criminal that Alexander is trying to portray her as.
So you see, the good people of District 18 have a very simple choice.
They can vote for the popular, likable and personable Tracey Corder and her positive plan to restore businesses and jobs to her community through economic development and collaboration with her constituents.
Or they can vote for the negative, elitist, hypocritical Deanna Alexander who doesn't support her district or the working people in it and is supported by shady hate groups that tamper with and try to rig elections.
Again, I endorse Tracey Corder. Milwaukee County and the 18th District would do well to elect the person who wants to rebuild the area, work with her constituents and respects them enough to be up front with them.