I was surprised when my friend Louis J. Molepske decided to seek re-election as city attorney. But my surprise is Stevens Point's good fortune.
Louie has now been our city attorney for more than 40 years. He is the longest serving city attorney in Wisconsin. During his tenure he has handled almost every possible legal issue. For example, he has successfully prosecuted thousands of ordinance violations. This includes prosecutions for operating while under the influence.
He has experience as an appellate lawyer. He has appeared both before our Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The mayor, the city clerk and the controller all have legal questions every day. He has answered these questions and answered them well.
Louie helped acquire the Stevens Point mall. Twenty-five years later he made possible the transfer of mall property to Mid-State Technical College.
Our city attorney has a special expertise in real estate law and condemnation proceedings. The result has saved the taxpayers dollar after dollar.
Countless complex cases cross the city attorney's desk daily. Molepske uses his experience to process these cases.
Mr. Molepske's opponent has been a member of the City Council for two terms and has been active in the delivery of legal services. He has virtually no experience in answering municipal legal questions whatsoever.
The choice on April 2 is obvious. Louis J. Molepske should be re-elected our city attorney.