My friend and former county supervisor Al Matano emailed me with the surprising news that Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk will resign in April 2011. She will not seek re-election in 2013.
The move comes as a surprise. According to a short story on madison.com, “Falk said at a news conference that she is turning 60 in 2011 and this is the right time to move on.”
I thought highly of Falk while I lived in Madison. She did a good job as county exec, and I only wish we had someone with her sense and decency here in Milwaukee County. As she moves on, I would like to recognize the decades of public service that she gave the people of our state. It takes a real commitment to the public good to perform that kind of work, as thankless as it sometimes may be.