Politics & Government
1:10 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

American Majority Touts Conservative Election Victories in Kenosha and Menomonee Falls

A conservative group training candidates in Wisconsin is celebrating victories  in Tuesday's elections. 

According to a release from the American Majority, it helped flip both the Kenosha Unified School Board and the Menomonee Falls Village Board from having liberal majorities to conservative control.

The group states in web postings, that the Kenosha board has long been under union control and recently approved a new union contract, despite Wisconsin Act 10 which limits collective bargaining but is being challenged in court.

American Majority says the highlight of Tuesday night occurred in Kenosha, where Dan Wade garnered the most votes. He  and Gary Kunich, described as a fellow conservative, ousted incumbent Jo Ann Taube, who had the backing of union supporters.

Both conservative and liberal-leaning interests were active in recent weeks, in the Kenosha race.

In Menomonee Falls, the group says the Village Board changed from a liberal to conservative majority. Voters elected Katie Kress and Chris Smolik as trustees. Both also had the backing of the local taxpayers association.

American Majority describes itself as a non-profit, non-partisan political training institute that believes in limited government and free markets. Its Wisconsin office claims a victory rate in Tuesday's spring elections of 64%.