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Vote “No” For Controversial Candidate Joel Trudell For City Council – Serious Mental Health Concerns And Violence Make Him A Poor Choice: Opinion

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In a bid that has stirred considerable debate and concern among Kenosha residents, Joel Trudell, far-left extremist, has thrown his hat into the ring for a seat on the Kenosha City Council. Trudell’s candidacy comes in the wake of a turbulent incident that occurred on June 21, 2022, during a county board meeting, where he was apprehended by law enforcement after displaying disorderly behavior.

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According to reports, Trudell’s conduct at the meeting escalated to the point where two Deputies and two off-duty Kenosha Police Officers were compelled to intervene and arrest him. However, despite the gravity of the situation, all charges against Trudell were subsequently dismissed, raising eyebrows among members of the community.

The dismissal of charges was attributed to Trudell’s participation in the “Behavior Health Diversion” program, a decision that has drawn criticism, particularly due to the alleged alignment of political beliefs between Trudell and the prosecutor involved – Zeke Wiedenfeld (D).

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As part of the plea agreement, Trudell is mandated to undergo continued treatment from a psychiatrist over the next six months, with a requirement of at least two sessions per month. Additionally, he is obligated to comply with all testing requested by his psychiatrist. Concerns have been raised following Trudell’s purported failure to disclose his mental health treatment status during court proceedings on March 11, 2024, casting doubt on his transparency and credibility.

Moreover, Trudell is bound by the terms of the agreement to refrain from any actions, attempts, or threats to harm himself or others, as well as abstain from drug use. Furthermore, he is prohibited from possessing firearms or any weapons, a restriction believed to stem from concerns regarding potential risks to himself or others.

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In the upcoming election, Trudell’s opponent, Ken Harper, a small business owner known for his articulate and pragmatic approach, presents a stark alternative. With a reputation untainted by controversy, Harper emerges as a candidate with no baggage and a commitment to the welfare of the community.

Amidst mounting concerns regarding Trudell’s history of violence and mental health issues, voters are urged to consider the implications of their choice carefully. As the election approaches on April 2, 2024, the spotlight remains firmly on the contrasting narratives surrounding the candidates, with the future direction of Kenosha hanging in the balance.

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  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.

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40 Responses

    1. Voting does not matter. They who count the votes determine the outcome. (i.e. lets go brandon)

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  1. I bet he’ll be welcome in liberal paradises such as Chicago or NY. They need turds like him to keep their show running.
    Let’s say NO to loser Trudeau.

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  2. Just another example of a Democrat being emotionally unstable. Why is there so much mental illness associated with leftist ideology?

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      1. Same. His massive hysteria over pushing pornographic books to kids is concerning. Hopefully the therapy helps but glad my kids are not in a classroom with him. What was Bullen thinking?!?! Do the parents realize he is teaching their kids? That would be a HELL no from me!

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  3. Is Kevin jealous of Joel? Does he secretly love him? Either way there seems to some sort of unhealthy obsession of Joel by Kevin. Perhaps Kevin needs to seek therapy as well.




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    1. Obviously you forget about Joel’s Kevin derangement syndrom. He likened every downfall to it being Kevin’s fault. It’s raining outside, it must be that villain Kevin Matthewson… Much like orange man bad…

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    2. Joel needs help and there is no way he should be elected to lead. I don’t believe it is unhealthy for a journalist to point out crazy so the community can learn about someone running for office. There used to be a time that all local journalists would have the courage to hold our candidates accountable for their past actions so we could make informed decisions. Maybe Kevin can take this up and post his endorsements (and even lack of an endorsement) of candidates the way the Kenosha News used to do it. The local democratic and republican parties are sellouts and won’t go against some of their own even though they should. Kevin has time to do this….let’s hope he does.

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    3. Show us on the stuffed animal where Common Sense hurt you. Considering what this idiot has been up to, the idea that you would accuse those who oppose him of anything is pathetic and shows that you support slime. Or perhaps you are the slime in this article.

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    4. Or maybe Kevin is a journalist and reporting the news. You sound like someone who might have feelings for Joel. You two might make a lovely couple.





  4. Pro tip Joel, all your crying on Facebook, bashing police, fake profiles, that all has consequences. Now you think someone is going to vote for you!!!

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  5. A major problem in Kenosha is having no newspaper to honestly report on various candidates and a populous that will blindly vote partisan or throwing a dart instead of doing any research. It also doesn’t help that someone who is under court ordered psychiatric babysitting can run for public office and keep the job if he wins the election.

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  6. After Tuesday, Joel’s only source of joy will be sitting in a corner watching his wife get serviced by Sgt Hard.

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  7. it is very clear that the higher echelon of the Kenosha Socialist Democratic Party are all suffering from mental Illness of one strain or another from SGT Hard all the way down to this clown (and his wife) to Steph Kunzz (living in Illinois and running for office in Kenosha!) . Is the electorate in Kenosha really that dumb and blind ? I guess we will all find out soon. Without a doubt living a live abiding by the law and with a moral compass is not a quality these people enjoy. Gaslighting the electorate is the common theme of the socialist and it is alive and well in Kenosha!

  8. Pro tip
    Joel posting this article on your Facebook page trying to use mental health as your scape goat won’t fly either. You can’t bash our law enforcement, have fake profiles belittling people, being friends with berg, caputo, etc… and blame mental health. Your an embarrassment and the voters see through you

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  9. This clown tried to illegally vote at the Southwest library a few years back . I was a pole worker there. He attempted to vote , but our book indicated that he was issued a mail in ballot , and that it was returned. He was not happy about it, and stomped off.

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  10. Is a hang around of Famous Ray Roberts? All those “brothers” seem to be attached at the hip.

  11. If Joel works at a school you should check out bergs Facebook post. He has the nerve to call out a candidate (and he’s wrong again) but hasn’t called out Joel? And on his previous post he talks about a candidate that was “arrested” but supports Joel, Kennedy, Landry!!! The hypocrisy is so obvious. My god berg!

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  12. He is a disgusting piece of filth who revels in harming others. He should be in prison, not running for the Common Council

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