Pat Moran, Kenosha's erstwhile mayor seeking to get his old job back, apparently turned a few heads by suggesting that he had something to do with the Abbott Laboratories and U-Line expansions projects in Pleasant Prairie.
Certainly Moran wasn't devoid of accomplishments as mayor but claiming vicarious credit for these projects because he acquiesced to Pleasant Prairie's incorporation as a village is a bit of a stretch -- kind of like Native Americans claiming credit for Wall Street because they sold Manhattan for $24.
Moran needs to focus more on what his vision is for Kenosha today and into the future -- not what it was 20 years ago. He promises "a new direction" but hasn't defined what that is other than not spending money on more museums.
This is not to take away from the accomplishments of 1988-92 when Moran was Kenosha's mayor but merely illustrates that these are things in the past. The city has moved on a great deal since then and Moran is fuzzy about the specifics of his vision for the future.
Also troubling is Moran's absence from city hall for 16 years. While he dabbled in running his own business and then returned to teaching, Moran has been noticeably uninvolved prior to this campaign. His supporters include a bunch of folks with axes to grind against the present mayor.
The city limits -- literally -- begin at the end of my driveway and thus I'm concerned about turning the clock backward. Moran promises a new direction but it's unclear whether that direction is forward.