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!