As legislators continue to fight over the Miller Park stadium tax -- supposed to expire in 2014, but nobody's betting on that happening (and, in fact, there's already talk of extending it to 2017)-- Gov. Jim Doyle today named four new members to the Miller Park stadium district board.
Robert Henzl, president of the Racine law firm Hostak, Henzl & Bichler, S.C. was named the new Racine County member of the board, replacing Lisa Neubauer, whom Doyle recently swore in as an appellate court judge.
Henzl, a graduate of Marquette University Law School, specializes in real estate, estate planning and business and corporate law. Campaign finance records show he has donated $3,200 to Democratic candidates since 2002 -- Feingold, Gwen Moore, John Kerry and the state Democratic Party were the recipients, with nothing going directly to Doyle. He was also listed in the fall of 2007 "as a key endorser of the Concept of Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee Commuter Rail." The magazine Super Lawyers named him one of Wisconsin's top lawyers in 2006 and 2007.
Doyle, who can appoint six members of the 13-member stadium board, also named Michael Miller as Washington County representative, Mequon mayor Christine Nuernberg as the new Ozaukee County appointee, and current board chairman Jay Williams, an at-large member, to replace David Spano as Waukesha County representative.