Harsdorf is best choice
In the past few weeks voters of the 10th Senate District have seen three negative mail pieces from Alison Page. They attack Sheila Harsdorf and have distorted her record by running a malicious campaign. Worse yet, she has the gall to imply that Sheila Harsdorf is captive to special interests.
Seriously, who is funding all of Alison Page’s negative mail pieces? While Sen. Sheila Harsdorf has always rejected special interest PAC contributions, Alison Page has received thousands upon thousands from out-of-state special interests with a tax-raising agenda — not to mention her special interest friends on television running a smear campaign against Sheila.
Voters can look up the truth at http://elections.state.wi.us instead of relying upon Alison Page.
If voters believe Alison Page — the same Alison Page that vowed to not run a negative race, then they should wonder what Alison is offering to her special interest friends. Voters are looking for real positions on real issues during these tough times and not special interest-funded hit pieces.
Character and integrity are high on my list of things I want in my legislator. I have been a friend of Sheila’s and have gone to church with her since 1995 and she can’t be bought, manipulated or pressured by special interests for a reason — she owes them nothing.
Robert Burke, Hudson
Harsdorf is best choice
Less than four years ago, the seven counties of St. Croix, Polk, Pierce, Burnett, Barron, Dunn and Eau Claire, accounted for more than half of the methamphetamine cases that were infiltrating our communities statewide.
Not only were the meth cases escalating enormous costs for taxpayers, but meth was destroying the lives of our children and families. Sen. Sheila Harsdorf saw these problems and determined to do something to stop them. Working with St. Croix County District Attorney Eric Johnson and Sheriff Dennis Hillstead, among others, Harsdorf researched ways to reduce meth use.
She learned that by banning over-the-counter sales of cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine (except in liquid or gel cap forms) along with requiring proper identification, the making, selling and use of meth could be greatly reduced.
Sen. Harsdorf was the lead author of the Crackdown on Meth Act in 2005, and meth cases from these same counties have declined by 60 percent in these three years. And, while there are still people ruining their lives using meth, the numbers show continuing decline and our families and communities are safer. This act has enabled and encouraged law enforcement and judges, working with newly formed “drug courts” and educational and rehab programs, to achieve remarkable progress in the drug war.
Sen. Harsdorf’s leadership on this problem has made the difference. Why would anyone want to replace someone like her? Please support Sheila in the November election.
Leslie Berg, Hudson