|Abele and Sanfelippo,|
with Chris Kliesmet and Orville Seymer
For any elected representative it would be an impressive year, but for a freshman it may have been one of a kind.
No stranger to the legislative process after years on the Milwaukee County Board, state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) has been able to turn that background into one of the most productive areas of new legislation in Wisconsin. One which has given aid to the mentally ill and ended the do-nothing, high-pay lifestyle of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. In the coming session, Sanfelippo hopes to continue on that early success with other bills.Boss Abele must be so proud!
After all, it was Abele that donated money to Sanfelippo, not just once, but twice.
In exchange for the campaign donations, Sanfelippo did what comes naturally to Teapublicans - he followed his benefactor's orders and introduced bills written by Abele, including the dismantling of representative government in Milwaukee County and throwing our most vulnerable citizens to the corporate vultures.
I'm sure that Abele considers that money well spent.
Sanfelippo holds a special spot in Abele's heart for another reason too. Sanfelippo was the only member of the Abele Party to win an election in 2014.
And if you were wondering why the Democrats are in such disarray and keep losing elections, keep in mind that they continue to embrace Abele and give him honors even as he actively works against their own members and most of the Party's platform issues.