All posts tagged Doug Wood

Monona Blogs on Life Support

Last month, Monona Alderman Doug Wood made official what we all knew – he was done posting on his blog – No matter what you think of Wood, he was a prolific writer. By his count, he wrote over 1,500 in about five years. It was not all political content, but instead a mixture […]

Alderman Doug Wood traded to Chicago Cubs for Alfonso Soriano

In a surprise move today the city of Monona has traded long-time alderman Doug Wood to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Alfonso Soriano. The Cubs will also send $53.9 million to Monona to help pay off the remaining $54 million that Soriano is scheduled to be paid over the next three years. Soriano has struggled […]

Doug Wood new council president

This was old last week, but I thought it worthy of a quick follow up. Doug Wood was unanimously elected as the city council president. Jeff Wiswell had previously served as president. Wiswell did a classy thing and nominated Wood. It was a nice gesture. He could have encouraged Busse or Kugel to go for […]

Will anti-Walker turnout affect Monona elections?

Two months ago, I didn’t think JoAnne Kloppenburg had a chance in the Supreme Court race. But that race has become the focus of anti-Walker sentiment, opening up a door for her that no one could have imagined. The anti-Walker vote will come out in force, but beyond the bigger races, such as for Supreme […]

Campaign literature in Monona

This year, I have generally avoided talking about the campaign literature sent out or dropped at my door step. The reason is that most of the ads have been non-controversial. But I thought I’d make a few comments, including some regarding our only real ‘attack’ ad of the year. Bob Miller’s ‘newspaper’ was interesting. I […]

City Council Debate Review

Better late than never. Sorry it’s taken so long to watch the debate. But here you go. Time for Doug Wood, Jim Busse, Mike Veserat and Chad Speight to get it on. Quite frankly, this was pretty dull affair. There were no incendiary remarks. No great speeches. In fact, the four candidates agreed on most […]

Doug Wood to run for mayor? Not going to happen.

For those who held out hope that Doug Wood would run for mayor, it’s not going to happen. DougĀ  said in the comments of his blog that he won’t run. “… I am not running for Mayor. I have thought about it and have decided it’s not for me.” That’s a pretty solid ‘no’. […]

Monona Community Calendar

Here’s a list of some of the great family events happening in Monona that you should make sure you put on your calendar. Great Road Construction Celebration All Year through 2015 Rally for a Stop Sign at (insert street) All Year Long School Closing / Budget Cut Bonanza February-March Election Hysteria March-April Ill-Informed Letters to […]

Mayoral Aspirations III: Doug Wood

I’ll say this right up front – I don’t think Doug Wood wants to run for mayor. Would he ever run? That’s another question. But let’s look at Alderman Wood and speculate why he might run, and how he would do. First thing about Doug Wood that people will think of is experience. He’s been […]

City Council Fashion Cage Match

Imagine our excitement when the latest Monona City Council video went up for us watch. With a wide assortment of suits, ties, sports coats and who-knows-what-else, it’s a feast for any fashion maven. The Candidates Let’s start it off with alderman Jim Busse. Busse didn’t do the jacket thing but he came across nicely. The […]