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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Steve Taylor's brand new staffer once worked...for Democrats


Steve Taylor has officially begun his duties as a Milwaukee County Board supervisor and, of course, one of his first decisions was to hire help. According to a statement issued by Taylor, his new legislative assistant is a young man named Stefan Dostanic.

For the sake of our region of the county, I wish Taylor and Dostanic well. Here’s hoping that Taylor can somehow manage to at the very least perform better at the Courthouse than he has at Franklin City Hall where he's been a huge disappointment.

It appears Dostanic does have the credentials to assist in the office. He’s a paralegal, and did serve in the same legislative assistant role for ex-Supervisor Joe Rice who was a true, authentic conservative.

However, as a former legislative assistant myself, 15 years worth at the state Capitol, I was struck by the rest of Dostanic’s resume.


Before working for Supervisor Rice, Dostanic interned not only for Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore, but for Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind, both extreme liberal Democrats.

I certainly don’t begrudge Dostanic wanting to gain some valuable on-the-job experience in college. But I do know this from my time in Madison. When you choose to be an intern, you generally try to get inside the door of an elected official of your ideological ilk. Furthermore, once you’ve worked for, say, officials of one particular party, you tend not to move on to an office held by someone of the other party.

Again, here’s hoping the Taylor/Dostanic team works out. But Taylor, who’s been totally unconvincing in his claims to be a conservative, one more time raises eyebrows. Personally, when it comes to a right-hand man, I would have tried to hire someone who had ties to a Ryan or Sensenbrenner, especially if you're the conservative you say you are.  I see Moore and Kind references on a resume and out come the red flags.

I’m just sayin’.

Also, this is the type of announcement one is usually proud to make. Why didn't Taylor post on his blog that he hasn't updated since November 28?

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