On the heels of a county-wide loss for her bid to become Kenosha County Executive, Kenosha County Clerk of Circuit Courts Rebecca Matoska-Mentink, will do almost anything to keep her position as court clerk – even accepting money from a Felon and alleged cop-killer.
In 2014, Larsen was driving drunk down the expressway the wrong way, according to Fox6. He almost hit an ambulance and a police car. He was only caught, when stopped on the side of the busy road to take a leak. He was charged with 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, OWI-1st, Driving Wrong Way on a Divided Highway, and a county ordinance Disorderly Conduct, for urinating in public.
Larsen was convicted of felony second degree reckless endangerment and OWI 1st. A liberal Milwaukee judge gave him work release and community service.
On January 29, 2019, police and prosecutors say Larsen struck and killed 34-year-old Trooper Christopher Lambert. Lambert was an Army veteran and had a 1 year old child. Lambert was on his way home, according to patch.com when he encountered a multiple car accident. The Trooper exited his vehicle, and that’s when police say, he was struck and killed by Scott Larsen. Larsen is out on a $250,000 bail and has yet to stand trial.
Larsen donated $500 to Matoska-Mentink’s campaign committee. We asked Matoska if she knew what Larsen was convicted for and out on bond for. We also asked if she was going to return the $500. She didn’t answer our questions, but according to campaign finance records, she didn’t return the money.
Matoska, a long time democrat, doesn’t call what happened in Kenosha during August of 2020 “riots.” Instead she calls what happened “civil unrest.” Her challenger, three-time County Board Supervisor Zach Rodriguez, has been critical of Mentink’s handling of the Kenosha County System.
The election is November 8, 2022.
*Update. Although Matoska didn’t have the courage to respond to our request, she made a Facebook post calling us “Fake News” and “Gossip”. We asked her what was “fake news” or “gossip” about this article”. Of course, she didn’t respond. She didn’t think we were fake news or gossip when she answered our candidate questionnaire for her failed county exec bid. Perhaps this publication is only “fake news” when it shows her in a bad light?*