This is an email from Peggy West to Harold Mester, Public Information Manager Milwaukee County, when we were trying to get more representation for our community on the county board. This is what Peggy West wrote.

Hey Harold,
I know we are giving this guy way too much time but his comments suggest that Latino 's need "more representation"? Having a 2nd Hispanic majority district does not ensure a Latino will be elected . Marina has never had a Latino opponent and she has the "Hispanic Influence District" at the same time with Supervisor Lipscomb's district being majority AA, Alderman Roberto Puentes' district also being majority AA, and finally my friend Alderman Julio Maldonado of GREENFIELD, they all were able to win their seats? Furthermore, the State Assembly has never made this area a "Hispanic Majority" yet the last two people to hold that seat (one for 10 years) are both Hispanic...and just to drive the point home both the "Hispanic Majority" and "Hispanic Influence" districts are both represented on the Common Council by Anglos who have both run and won against Latinos...so does it seem like it matters?

I am afraid I don't understand his point and would kind of like him to clarify .

Peggy A. West
Milwaukee County Board, 2nd Vice Chairwoman Milwaukee County Supervisor, District 12
(414) 278-4269
(414) 223-1380 fax
pwest@milwcnty.com

Here is how Peggy Romo West represented the Hispanic Community, she argues that we really don't need 2 Hispanic majority Districts. She once again quotes bad facts to defend her position.


Latinos United for Political Action (LUPA)
And here is another thing Peggy West wrote. Yes she wrote it.

Re: Fw: question
Peggy West to: Marina Dimitrijevic 05/05/2011 11:07 AM Cc: "Harold Mester"

Wow, he is really not letting this go...Harold, what do you think? Should we continue to engage him or do you have any other strategies to get us over this whole conversation ?

Peggy A. West
Milwaukee County Board, 2nd Vice Chairwoman Milwaukee County Supervisor, District 12
(414) 278-4269
(414) 223-1380 fax
pwest@milwcnty.com
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