|Loser, Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Weatherston and Lucifer|
That left the old seat open. But before Mason's departure was known - Caledonia trustee, Tom Weatherston was hand picked by local Republicans to run against Mason.
Weatherston, a known teabilly, has raised nearly $29,000 just a shade more that his Democratic opponent, Melissa Lemke. Oddly, out of all that cash Weatherston has loaned himself almost $23,000 - not raised it from individual contributors. It's nice he's got the cabbage to fund his new hobby, but it doesn't show much grassroots support in the community...maybe they are all tapped out from donating to Scott Walker's legal defense fund.
So if you check out Weatherston - he is a veteran, so that's cool. Almost makes up for the 20% drop in Caledonia property values - but not quite.
Weatherston is also very chummy with the usual suspects in the county GOP. It's fair to say if being last in job creation, endless lawsuits and tossing out corporate tax breaks to companies that never hire anyone sounds exactly like what you are looking for in a representative - then Weatherston is your guy.
As a matter of fact, he's Vos-lite. Perfect.