Germantown School Board Vacancy Attracts Union Supporters

MacIver News Service | October 3, 2011

[Germantown, Wisc…] A school board vacancy in Southeastern Wisconsin is drawing the interest of several appointees with ties to labor unions.

Earlier this year, Dr. Michael Erdmann, president of the Germantown School Board, resigned due to growing professional responsibilities. With his resignation, Lester Spies, who signed to recall Alberta Darling, is the new President of the Germantown School Board.

To fill the vacancy the School Board solicited applicants willing to serve the remainder of Erdman’s term, which runs through Spring of 2012.

According to sources in Germantown, six residents have put in their names to fill out the remainder of Dr. Erdmann’s term on the Germantown School Board.

Among those seeking a seat on the board:

1) Dan Campbell –  Campbell has worked for the Teamsters Union. He also signed the Petition to Recall Alberta Darling.

In addition he collected signatures to recall Alberta Darling.

2) Paul C. Adair -Paul is registered to vote at the same address as Sylvia Adair, the woman who appeared in this   DFA-funded ad attacking Alberta Darling.

Paul also signed to recall State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills).

And Paul also went to Menomonee Falls to collect signatures to recall Senator Darling.

3) Karen Reiss – was an instructional specialist with the Germantown School District and also signed to recall Alberta Darling.

4) Cari Lin Brust – works for the West Bend School District as Director of Human Resources. On her resume she lists related experience as the West Bend Education Association Labor Relations/Negotiations Representative and the West Bend Education Association Council Representative.

She previously served on the Germantown School Board when another member resigned but lost re-election in April 2010 by a 3 to 2 margin.

5) Greg S. Anderson – background unknown

6) Sarah Larson – Sarah has been attending several meetings of the school district supporting Gov. Scott Walker’s Repair Bill and Budget. She voiced her opposition at a school board meeting on June 27th against the attempted adoption of a resolution on benefits just days before the required enactment of the Budget Repair Bill (Act 10) by the courts.

The Board will vote to appoint someone to fill the position on October 10th.