Jeff Stone to run for Milwaukee County Execuctive
By Kyle Maichle
Stone, who currently represents Milwaukee's South Suburbs in the State Assembly, announced his candidacy to campaign supporters during an event held in the West Suburbs. During his announcement, Representative Stone said: "Milwaukee County will need to continue to have bold and decisive leadership. I vow to work with anybody and everybody that is willing to taking responsible and effective measures to deal with the challenges our County is facing.” Stone is seeking to replace Scott Walker who is expected to resign from his job as County Executive on December 28, 2010. Walker, who has been County Executive since 2002, won election on November 2, 2010, to become Wisconsin's 45th Governor.
Stone is considered to be one of the first candidates to announce their for the highly sought after job. Many people consider Stone as the only conservative candidate to run for the position. Other candidates that are considering a run are outgoing State Senator Jim Sullivan, former Assemblyman Sheldon Wasserman, Milwaukee County Clerk Joseph Czarnezki, and County Treasurer Dan Diliberti. County Executive is a nonpartisan position under state law.