Monday, March 19, 2012

12th District Supervisor Candidate Declines To Participate At SOC Debate Due To Obvious Bias By Groups

Sylvia Ortiz

Groups holding debate event already supporting certain candidates for office, Ortiz alleged.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 19, 2012

Milwaukee - On Monday, Sylvia Ortiz, a 12th District County Supervisor candidate announced that she has declined to participate on Tuesday's south side candidate's debate sponsored by the Southside Organizing Committee (SOC), Voces de la Frontera and other groups due to "obvious bias." Ortiz stated, she didn't find it prudent to attend an event sponsored by the three groups, claiming they were bias and had "self serving interests." Ortiz will continue going door to door to talk to people in the district who can vote.
Ortiz alleged that board members from the groups have shown bias and have already been supporting their candidates making the debate a politically bias event.
Voces de la Frontera Action (VDLFA) has endorsed multiple candidates for various public office positions in Milwaukee. Thus, making the debates a partisan event and unfair for other candidates in the race to get elected and address issues.
Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), a non-profit organization, which is affiliated with VDLFA. VDLF is sponsoring the event. SOC is also a non-profit organization.
Bill Buresh, a candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor in the 4th District has also declined to participate on Tuesday's south side SOC debates.
The debate is scheduled for Tuesday at the Ascension Lutheran Church, 1236 S. Layton Blvd., starting at 6:00 p.m.

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