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I live and work in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Two of our Alderman elections were won by people I know and respect. Both were first-timers.

I just got back from an election party for Christoph Wahl who won a write-in election against an unopposed teabagger. Amazing. He did it in 10 days. 10 days. A write-in campaign.

Cristoph is an organ builder and was born, raised and educated here.

The other winner is Teege Metille who worked his butt off and won a lopsided victory against an incumbent.

Teege is an admissions counselor for Lawrence University, a prestigious liberal-arts university tucked under the covers here.

This is big and it's nice. The town I live in has a progressive backbone and just showed it. The birthplace of Joe McCarthy.

Nice.

Appleton is part of the Green Bay/Oshkosh corridor (probably the biggest by population) and from what I can tell, leans conservative (I'm a recent emigré from Brooklyn, NYC).

Wahl and Metille are progressive. And they won. Impressively.

In Prosser's back yard.

Small victories.

Appleton, WI has two more progressive voices in elected positions.

Nice.

I like the small victories. They smell like big ones.

Updated by BettyPageisaBlonde at Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 12:28 AM EDT

Rec list? LOL. I love Kos 4! ;)


Updated by BettyPageisaBlonde at Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 01:12 AM EDT

Added a link for Teege.

Originally posted to BettyPageisaBlonde on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 09:05 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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