Gary is an author, trial lawyer, Mequon-area resident and town of Cedarburg supervisor. He is a columnist for the News Graphic and writes for several Wisconsin area magazines and is a national columnist with The American Thinker and PJ Media. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and has three sons ages 18 to 28. Gary won Ozaukee County in his bid for the Wisconsin Assembly's 60th District in 2011, but came up just 58 votes short.
In wake of the recent Virginia Tech tragedy, it is important that we do not repeat history. Cho Seung-hi wasn’t the first student to turn into a mass murderer, and he won’t be the last. As his parents struggle to figure out where they went wrong, we as a society need to quickly put our finger on the answer and pull the trigger. These are our children committing these atrocities. Even before the young victims were buried, politicians began falling into the same old trap of blaming everything under the sun from guns to global warming. The media immediately began what the lawyers soon took over – blaming Virginia Tech - instead of putting responsibility where it belonged. This explains why they continue to search for, but will never find the answer they seek. They are looking in the wrong place.
I love living in Ozaukee County, and the Ozaukee County Board is one of the reasons we enjoy the quality of life we do here. Most of our county supervisors have business experience and understand that money does not grow on taxpayer trees. They are fiscal conservatives who donate a significant amount of their time for meager "salaries" and do not vote themselves lavish pension deals or other financial perks like some of our more quixotic neighboring counties have done. We may differ on whether there are too many of them or whether they should have inflicted a toilet tax on us, but they are all essentially volunteers, and they do a good job.