On the heels of his son John Steinbrink, Jr’s multiple felony charges, Steinbrink Sr, his father and Village President, has some serious questions to answer. First off, how much did you know about the serious allegations of theft and misconduct about your son, the man your hired to be the Director of Public Works, making more than $120,000 per year? How does $90,000 get added to the budget without you or anyone else knowing? Why haven’t you addressed these serious issues?
John Peter Steinbrink Sr, now 73, was born in 1949 and graduated from George Nelson Tremper High School. He was first elected to the Town of Pleasant Prairie Board in 1985, 37 years ago. The town became a village in 1989. He’s been on the board ever since, and President from 1995 until today – 27 years. Concurrently, he was elected to the 65th Assembly District in 1996 where he served as a democrat until 2013, when he was defeated by current County Executive Samantha Kerkman. During these 17 years, Steinbrink was double-dipping from the Village and State.
Last Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Steinbrink Jr was charged for seven felonies with a maximum possible prison sentence of 31 years. His father Sr spoke to the Kenosha News and praised his son, ignoring the real issue.
It is extremely difficult if not impossible to believe that John Steinbrink Sr had no knowledge of any of this corruption. Even on the slim chance that he was unaware, there is a deeper problem. Incompetence. Either way John, Sr. You have to resign. Now.
KCE has been notified that Steinbrink Sr has announced to close friends that he will be resigning soon, possibly at Monday night’s Village Board meeting (July 25th at 5pm). The meeting is at Village hall (9915 39th Avenue Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158), on the south end of the building known as the auditorium. A group of residents are expected to speak publicly at this meeting.