Archives for October 2013

Mayor Barrett declares “HWTN Day” in honor of 40th anniversary

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has declared Nov. 6, 2013, “Historic Water Tower Neighborhood Day” in honor of our group’s 40th anniversary.

Historic Water Tower Neighborhood

Primary Election For Assembly’s 19th District, County Sheriff, State Attorney General on Tuesday Aug. 12


Primaries for the HWTN-area seat in the Wisconsin Assembly, Milwaukee County Sheriff and Wisconsin Attorney General take place Tuesday Aug. 12.

Also on the ballot are primaries for Wisconsin governor and U.S. Congress representative.

In the case of the Democratic primaries for Assembly and sheriff seats, the Aug. 12  winners will be the only major-party candidates on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, as no Republicans have filed to run.

In the Assembly race, incumbent Rep. Jon Richards, who has held the seat since 1998, is running for state attorney general and is not be seeking re-election. The Assembly candidates are:

For sheriff, incumbent David A. Clarke Jr. faces Milwaukee Police Department Lieutenant Chris Moews.

The governor’s primary features a matchup between former Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce Mary Burke and State Rep. Brett Hulsey. The winner will face Gov. Scott Walker on Nov. 4.

For our area congressional seat, incumbent Cong. Gwen Moore faces former State Sen. Gary George for the Democratic nomination. On the Republican side, Dan Sebring, a car shop owner, faces David King, a pastor.

And in the attorney general Democratic primary, the race is between Jefferson County D.A. Susan V. Happ, Dane County D.A. Ismael Ozanne and State Rep. Jon Richards. The winner faces Republican candidate Waukesha County D.A. Brad Schimel in November.

Click here for info on voter registration and locating your polling place, and click the candidate names above where they’re hyperlinked or search the web to see their campaign websites and learn more. Note that in Wisconsin, voters can only select candidates of one party on a primary ballot.

Whoever you favor, be sure to vote on Aug. 12!

On Tap: HWTN 40th Anniversary, Holiday Party

Mark your calendars for these upcoming HWTN events:

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 6: Election of 2014 officers and trustees at the HWTN annual meeting — and celebration of the incorporation 40 years ago in 1973 of Historic Water Tower Neighborhood (named Water Tower Landmark Trust at the time). At the Lake Park Pavilion’s Marcia Coles Community Room. We’ll be serving light refreshments.
  • Evening of Saturday Dec. 7: Annual HWTN Holiday Party at the beautiful home of Andy Nunemaker, 2221 N. Terrace Ave. We are looking for volunteers to help address invitations, set up, greet guests and clean-up afterwards. If you are interested, please email Lise Sadagopan at or call (414) 350-3531.