State Assembly candidate refuses to answer questions for local newspaper

Molly McGartland, Republican candidate for the Wisconsin 20th Assembly District, has refused to answer any questions for the Bay View Compass newspaper’s candidate questionnaire. In contrast, her opponent, incumbent state Rep. Christine Sinicki, did submit answers to their questions. Questionnaires Sinkicki, McGartland, Jon Richards (D) and his challenger Crista Burns (R) for are in the current issue of the Compass.

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As a former newspaper man and once-and-future candidate, I find it very offensive when candidates at any level refuse to talk to the media. Like it or not, the media is our source of information on important topics like elections.

Disclosure: I have been a newspaper publisher and independent media activist, and have written extensively for the Compass. My profile of the renegade country band God’s Outlaw appears in the Nov. 2010 issue.


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.