About Jason

I’m Jason Haas, a proud resident of Milwaukee’s south side neighborhood of Bay View. I came back to Milwaukee after a sixteen year absence in 2005, and moved to Bay View the following year. I graduated from UWM in December 2009, which, coincientally, was sixteen years after I started college in the first place. Now, I am an active member of the Milwaukee community. You can find me hosting Drinking Liberally on third Wednesday of each month. I work as a writer and photographer for the Bay View Compass. My wife Stacie and I are members of the Bay View Neighborhood Association and the Bay View Garden And Yard Society. And I helped with the planning and construction of the Bay View Hide House Community Garden.

Politically, I consider myself one part unreconstructed liberal, one part pragmatist, and one part optimist. I’ve studied the Socialist administrations that ran the City of Milwaukee government for most of the twentieth century, and think that they did an incredible job running the city. Not once did anyone accuse them of cronyism or corruption. Fiscally conservative and socially liberal, they are a model to follow.

In the winter of 2007-08, the rare occasion of an open seat on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors occurred, so I threw my hat in the ring. I was out after the primary, but endorsed Chris Larson, who went on to win the general election. I believe he is done a great job, and I have been helping his bid for the Wisconsin State Senate.

In years past I’ve worked in the computer industry, and was proud to have been a part of LinuxPPC, which was one of the first monolithic kernel distributions of Linux for the PowerPC processor. (Follow that?) After that I ran a great little newspaper called The Wisconsinite, which got me to where I am today.

See you in the community!

Advertisements

17 thoughts on “About Jason”

  1. “he finally returned in 2005”

    Try again when you’ve actually lived here a while.

    “serves on the board of the Milwaukee Biodiesel Co-op”

    Yeah, no conflict of interest there with your platform.

    “started several small businesses”

    Hmmm, does that mean none of them were successful?

  2. > > “he finally returned in 2005″
    >
    > Try again when you’ve actually lived here a while.

    I was in New Mexico, Madison, Wisc., and Georgia, between 1988 and 2005. Sure, “my heart never left,” but the rest of me was elsewhere.

    > > “serves on the board of the Milwaukee Biodiesel Co-op”
    >
    > Yeah, no conflict of interest there with your platform.

    How is it a conflict of interest? Please tell me how you think it would be a conflict of interest. I’d like to discuss it with you.

    > > “started several small businesses”
    >
    > Hmmm, does that mean none of them were successful?

    No, they all served their purpose and got me to where I am today. Would you like to hear that as well?

    thanks,
    Jason.

  3. Hey Jason,

    I do not have the political power to endorse you but you have my support , if you need any tech-expert service, I will be happy to provide you with one.
    Good luck

  4. Jason, Calvin is no doubt referring to this plank in your platform:

    Jason will work to have Wisconsin-made biofuels used in the county’s fleets.

    He’s assuming as a member of the board for the Milwaukee Biodiesel Co-op, you’d be in a position to benefit directly from any implementation of the use of biofuels in the county’s fleet. Of course, it could be argued this wouldn’t at all be a conflict, since you’d obviously recuse yourself from any consideration of biofuels that involved the Co-op.

  5. You’re right, I would recuse myself from sales involving the Co-op. But the Co-op operates on such a small scale that the county would never buy fuel from it. The county has the power to make deals with fuel resellers, which they have done for decades. Making sure they don’t get lied to and sold a bag of bones is what I’d be interested in.

  6. It pains me to learn that there is someone out there with the name of Haas who drinks Kook-Aid on a regular basis.

  7. Well, good semi-anonymous Haas, if you are who you say you are, you bear the first name of a Haas who was alive in Kansas early in the previous century. We might be related.

    However, it saddens me to see a Haas that’s more interested in using a tired line deigned to insult than to discuss or debate. If you are with the oil industry, that might explain how we see things differently.

  8. I love this guy….

    ++++++++++++
    ‘ # Calvin said:
    December 2, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    “he finally returned in 2005″

    Try again when you’ve actually lived here a while.

    “serves on the board of the Milwaukee Biodiesel Co-op”

    Yeah, no conflict of interest there with your platform.

    “started several small businesses”

    Hmmm, does that mean none of them were successful?

    ++++++++++++++++

    I love the sarcasm but where’s the love?
    JCE

  9. Just came across your blog – and in addition to a comment intended to be constructive want to express my appreciation for the good work you do. Some of these comments, which assume the worst and extrapolate from it to create their own truths, are just the usual internet trash. Glad to see you are carrying on, also that you engaged them respectfully one after the other. Will be recommending this to others.

  10. We’ve met out and about and had lively conversations. I stumbled across your blog in search of the Compass on line. I’ve enjoyed what you’ve written and the conversations we’ve had. I’ll continue to check out your blog. Thanks for all the things you’re involved with and your contribution to the community, more of us need to be. See you around!

Comments are closed.