Now that the elections are over, lets see how I did against my predictions that I posted on March 16th, 2008.
I was wrong on the Mayor choice, I chose Stepaniak and Didier won, I was correct in the County Exec'c race - Walker won so that is 50%.
In the Alderperson race I was wrong about Dist 1,4 and 5 races but was correct in all the other races for Alderperson (I know 4 of those 5 were pretty easy picks) so that is 62%
I missed on the District 15 county supervisor race - even though he carried the Tosa vote he lost overall so that is 0%
I missed on the appointment for district 5 (since Stepaniak lost, he won't give up his seat) so that is 0%. Now that Didier has won I wonder who will be appointed to that seat in District 4, Grimm or someone new??
Overall score is 50%, this just enforces my choice not to gamble.
14,045 people voted in Wauwatosa out of about 33,000 registered voters for about a 42% turnout for the election. That is very disappointing that it was less than 50%. I talked to about 50 people between the ages of 20-35 who did not vote because they felt it wouldn't matter to they didn't know there was an election as excuses for not voting. We, as a community, need to do a better job of educating the importance of voting in any election.
That is just "MY TWO CENTS"