January 14, 2014
Spring Green WI
I have been busy with political fights in my current home state of Wisconsin.
I grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, which, thanks to gerrymandering, is now in a 74% Democratic district, based on the overall Democrat vote for the four statewide educational posts over the last four eections.. (
The incumbent, Mr. Banks, will certainly be re-elected.
Mr. Banks may be a different person now, but he does have 8 felony convictions. (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/time-felon-running-michigan-state-house/story?id=17383413) for writing bad checks between 1988 and 1994.
At the time of his initial election two years ago, he was being sured for eviction by a landlord.
His explanation: “I was a victim of the economy,” he told The Huffington Post in reference to issues with landlords. “I, as with several of my constituents, have experienced economic challenges as well as have lived through obstacles that families face trying to better their quality of life.”
(he was sued for sexual harassment last May, I cannot find the result of that suit, or the eviction suit that was pending in 2012. the sex suit story says he had a female aid whose only duty was to drive him to and from Lansing, and the aid said he filled out mileage forms for reimbursement anyway. Can you find out any more about this?
I met Wendy several years ago, and helped her organization, Common Sense In Government, which held state politicians accountable for their votes.
She supports family values and limited government. She is true to her word.
I wish she could represent the Grosse Pointes in the legislature, but she is running for the Republican nomination in an open district which includes Howell.
I urge you to support her campaign.
/s/ Eric OKeefe