Daily Archives: December 27, 2018

Evers to name Carolyn Stanford Taylor as new DPI head

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Gov.-elect Tony Evers plans to appoint Carolyn Stanford Taylor as state superintendent, his Department of Public Instruction announced Thursday.

Stanford Taylor, who currently oversees DPI’s Special Education Team, will officially be appointed on Jan. 7 after Evers is sworn in as guv, per the announcement.

Evers had the option to call a special election to fill the seat. But by making the appointment, Taylor will fill out the remainder of Evers’ term, which ends in April 2021. DPI noted that option was last exercised after Superintendent Herbert Grover resigned in 1993 and then-Gov. Tommy Thompson appointed former Gov. Lee Dreyfus to lead the agency.

Stanford Taylor will be the state’s first African-American DPI superintendent.

“Carolyn is a dedicated, thoughtful leader, who puts the best interests of kids before all else,” Evers said. “She is known and respected throughout the education community for her commitment to equity and her work to help all students reach academic success.”

Gov. Scott Walker earlier this year gave Taylor the Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award, which is given in honor of Wisconsin’s first female cabinet member.

According to a biography prepared for the award, Taylor’s was one of the few families to integrate the schools in her native Marks, Miss. She then came to Madison in 1975 to attend the University of Wisconsin, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

In 1980, she became a teacher in Madison and a principal before joining DPI in 2001.

“I am blessed to be surrounded by the talented and devoted staff in the department, who care about the work they do to improve the lives of our state’s youth,” Taylor said. “I look forward to this opportunity, and know that together, we can continue to advance educational equity for all students.”

 

 

Evers, Steil voted “WisPoliticos” of 2018

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The “WisPoliticos” of 2018 have been selected.

Voters in the annual contest selected Gov.-elect Tony Evers as the Dem “WisPolitico” of the year and U.S. Rep.-elect Bryan Steil as the GOP “WisPolitico” of 2018.

Evers beat Gov. Scott Walker to win back the governor’s office for Dems after eight years, while Steil won southeastern Wisconsin’s open 1st Congressional District after House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surprise retirement.

Voters also picked the Safe Transportation Over Politics “Scotholes” campaign as Dem ad of the year.

And they picked U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy’s “Just Like Dad” spot as the GOP ad of the year.

Nominees were based on feedback from WisPolitics.com subscribers, who then joined web viewers and social media followers in voting on the awards.

See the STOP video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Jfp7evKI4

See the Duffy video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RldEn5NCvCI

See more.

Rep. Taylor: Dem weekly radio address: Happy holidays

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Contact:  Rep. Chris Taylor, 608-266-5342

Audio File of Radio Address

Hello. I am State Representative Chris Taylor with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

The holidays are a time to come together with family and friends to enjoy good food and good conversation. Those conversations can provide an opportunity to discuss the issues that matter most to you.

For me, and for Wisconsin Democrats, these issues include access to quality, affordable health care, sustainably funding our public education system, protecting our precious natural resources, and investing in our state’s infrastructure for future generations to come.

The holidays are also a time to reflect on the year that has passed and to look forward to the New Year.

2018 held both successes and challenges for the people of Wisconsin.

Most notably, Wisconsin elected a new leader in Governor-elect Tony Evers.

Democrats are looking forward to 2019. We are eager and ready to get back to work, addressing the issues that are important to you, the residents of Wisconsin.

Democrats in Wisconsin have not forgotten that we were elected to be your voice in the State Capitol and nothing is more important to us, than making sure government is for you, not powerful politicians.

That is why I encourage you, now more than ever, to contact your elected officials and share your thoughts on how to move Wisconsin forward.

Whether it’s by calling your local school board members or contacting your State Representative or State Senator, we want to know which issues matter most to you.

I would like to personally thank everyone who has taken time over the last year to share their thoughts with myself and my colleagues. I want you to know your voices were heard.

Finally, I want to wish everyone a happy holidays and a wonderful and healthy New Year.

Thank you.

WisPolitics.com: Evers, Steil voted ‘WisPoliticos’ of 2018

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CONTACT:
Jeff Mayers, president, WisPolitics.com, 608-212-9422, [email protected]

The “WisPoliticos” of 2018 have been selected.

Voters in the annual contest selected Gov.-elect Tony Evers as the Dem “WisPolitico” of the year and U.S. Rep.-elect Bryan Steil as the GOP “WisPolitico” of 2018.

Evers beat Gov. Scott Walker to win back the governor’s office for Dems after eight years, while Steil won southeastern Wisconsin’s open 1st Congressional District after House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surprise retirement.

Voters also picked the Safe Transportation Over Politics “Scotholes” campaign as Dem ad of the year.

And they picked U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy’s “Just Like Dad” spot as the GOP ad of the year.

Nominees were based on feedback from WisPolitics.com subscribers, who then joined web viewers and social media followers in voting on the awards.

See the STOP video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Jfp7evKI4

See the Duffy video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RldEn5NCvCI

WisPolitics.com, which launched in 2000, is a Madison-based nonpartisan news organization that runs a website, subscriber service, newsmaker event program and a companion news service at WisBusiness.com.

See more at www.wispolitics.com and www.wisbusiness.com

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