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Leader of Darling Recall Effort to Run for State Assembly Seat

After redistricting moves Shorewood out of the 22nd Assembly District and into the 10th District, Kristopher Rowe says he will make a run in 2012.

The architect behind the attempted recall of state Sen. Alberta Darling announced Monday he will seek the 10th Assembly District seat .

Kristopher Rowe, a Shorewood resident and respiratory therapist, said at a Village Board meeting that in light of Shorewood's shift from the 22nd District under Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) to the 10th Assembly District, he will run for the seat now held by Democratic freshman Elizabeth Coggs of Milwaukee.

“We have been really lucky in Shorewood to have some awesome Assembly leadership," he said. "I just want to make sure Shorewood continues that active and creative leadership. I will be knocking on all of your doors very soon and I hope to gain your trust and support.”

Under the redistricting plan approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, Shorewood will be lumped in with Milwaukee neighborhoods, including the Riverwest, Arlington Heights, Williamsburg Heights and Lincoln Park areas.

"We all share a common values system of quality public education, accessible affordable health care and sustainable economic development," he said of the new district.

Coggs was elected to the seat in 2010 and her two-year term ends in 2013. If she decides to seek re-election, a primary election would take place in September with the regular election set in November.

Rowe spearheaded a recall effort that saw 22,243 signatures validated by the state Government Accountability Board, the agency that oversees elections. That was more than enough to hold an Aug. 9 recall election, which

Bob McBride October 18, 2011 at 01:22 PM
This should be interesting.
Keith Schmitz October 18, 2011 at 02:15 PM
I dunno. Next to the fascist one you're under?
Gregg October 18, 2011 at 06:24 PM
@Angry - You say you prefer 'Democracy', but there's nothing even remotely close to democracy in fascism. Check out the definition from the dictionary below. Before you go spouting off about Fascism and Communism at least look up what they mean. I don't think any of us would prefer either one to what we have now. Instead of labeling and deriding people perhaps you should try thinking first. I know it's a novel concept for you. fas·cism   /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ Show Spelled[fash-iz-uhm] Show IPA noun 1. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. com·mu·nism   /ˈkɒmyəˌnɪzəm/ Show Spelled[kom-yuh-niz-uhm] Show IPA noun 1. a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state. 2. ( often initial capital letter ) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.
Lyle Ruble October 18, 2011 at 06:32 PM
@Angry White Dude...You certainly are a piece of work. If you bothered doing some honest research instead of constantly do a "gut check", you wouldn't make such uniformed statements.
Keith Schmitz October 18, 2011 at 07:01 PM
That was pretty cool. At least we know what you are.
Andrew Martin October 19, 2011 at 12:55 AM
Well I bet you (who hides behind a fake name) would love fascism. Crank up the death camps and gas everone who disagrees with you. In any event, Kristopher Rowe is a pleasant, honest, and very smart guy.
Morninmist Same October 19, 2011 at 04:21 PM
If elected his boss will be a Democrat. RECALL WALKER and other Republicans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYpYIEVhMI8 Scotty We're Coming for YOU Wonderful song and video.

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