Posted by Ron Hardy at Green Party Watch
Green Party member Tony Palmeri is running for re-election to the Oshkosh Common Council. Tony was first elected two years ago on a platform of greater transparency and accountability. He won 4,704 votes to come in second of six candidates, with the top three winning seats on the all at-large common council.
Palmeri is a Communication Studies professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a well known area media critic who writes a monthly column ìMedia Rantsî for the Fox Valley Scene. He also blogs regularly at ìTalk to Tonyì. Tonyís election two years ago came from support across the city – Greens, Democrats, University people, working class folks, etc. Tony is seen as an independent voice on the Council that wonít give in to pressure from the Chamber of Commerce, the local newspaper, or any other influence on Municipal issues. He is opinionated, honest, and full of integrity.