Curt is Chicago native - but don't hold that against him. After stops in Madison and California, he moved to Waukesha in 2004 to open a downtown business.
As we wake up to dark skies and cold winds, misty rains and a raging river, the political face of Waukesha has seen a dramatic change.
After four years as our city leader, Mayor Larry Nelson was defeated in last night’s election by newcomer Jeff Scrima.
And, of little concern to anyone outside of District 11, the downtown and its surrounding neighborhood now has a new alderman as well- retired minister Roger Patton.
I have had the pleasure of working with Mayor Nelson for the past few years on the City of Waukesha Planning Commission and throughout various sub-committees.
And while we may not have always seen eye to eye on everything, it was truly an honor and a pleasure working with him.
I can honestly say that Mr. Nelson enjoyed his job as Mayor and was committed to doing the best he could in fulfilling his duties as such.
Larry was upright, sincere, and devoted to serving the City. He was dedicated to making Waukesha a destination and took time to listen to everyone who had something to say.
I am going to miss seeing him at City Hall and I wish him well in whatever venture next comes his way.
Regarding Mr. Scrima and Mr. Patton, I say “welcome to the neighborhood”. I am optimistic that the positive changes downtown will continue on the roll they have been, and I look forward to seeing what our new leaders bring to the table over the next four years.
And remember guys, as a former California resident, I am all too familiar with term “recall” (Just kidding).