By Jeff Simpson
Career Government worker, and
Weininger is leaving the Assembly to become director of administration for Brown County, the top appointed post in the county’s government. He said the county post enables him to be closer to his growing family; Weininger and his wife, Heather, have two pre-school aged daughters.Once again we have a republican "small government" representative who uses his position and power and contacts to cash in on government. Double Dipper Weininger will also keep his Wisconsin taxpayer funded benefits and salary, despite the fact that he will no longer be working.
County Executive Troy Streckenbach nominated Weininger in March; the County Board approved the nomination March 19. The previous administration director, Brent Miller, now heads the county’s human resources department.
Weininger will be paid $98,125 in his new position. Miller received the same salary.
Because he didn’t resign from the Assembly, Weininger still is eligible for state benefits until his successor takes office in January. He said he will discontinue those benefits once he obtains coverage from Brown County.
Weininger is a former Soap Box Derby champion, I guess that qualifies him for $100/yr taxpayer funded non accountable position!
More on Weininger's "qualifications" here. And here.
That brings to 20 the amount of incumbents(who gerrymandered their districts to stay safe) who are resigning and cashing out on the backs of taxpayers.
The rats are always the first to leave the ship! Could be they know how the sausage is made and do not want to be around when the house of cards comes tumbling down?