Democratic State Rep. Sandy Pasch is not running for re-election.
What a trouper. She knocked on our Milwaukee door campaigning on crutches after a bad fall on the ice during her first campaign in '07-08. Broken bones and a really cold winter did not stop her doing doors. I admired her for that. She set an inspirational standard for candidates across the city.
Maybe it was easier or at least more tolerable than maneuvering for good legislation around the likes of Jeff Fitzgerald and Robin Vos and Bill Kramer and the other GOP 'powers' who've been running the Wisconsin Assembly these last few years, suppressing bi-partisanship and good ideas and suffocating open government in the State Capitol.
Pasch has a nursing background, two master's degrees and tremendous dedication to Wisconsin residents in need: It's a great resume and presence that state government - - for the people - - will miss.