Letter: Barrett is right choice for Wisconsin by Richard Laddusire
Tom Barrett is the right man to be our governor. He won another term as Mayor of Milwaukee with over 70 percent of the vote. If he is so bad for Milwaukee, why didn’t the Republicans defeat him?
Mayor Barrett doesn’t sound like someone who is “destroying” Milwaukee. He stood up to a mugger to defend a grandmother and her grandchild, and ended up in the hospital for his efforts. Why did he do that? Because it was the right thing to do. He will do the right thing for Wisconsin as Governor.
So is Milwaukee the worst city to live in? According to US News and World Report rating of almost 22,000 high schools in the nation, the top rated Wisconsin school at 130th nationally was Milwaukee Rufus King. Milwaukee’s Reagan High School was rated 197th nationally, and Milwaukee School for Languages was rated 1,360th out of the 22,000 schools rated.
We need more of that success in Wisconsin, and that is what Mayor Tom Barrett will provide. Please vote for him on June 5.
Richard Laddusire, Rhinelander