Wauwatosa Alderwoman Resigns After Secret Twitter Account Discovered


Wauwatosa Alderwoman Heather Kuhl resigned Wednesday, two days after "The Dan O'Donnell Show" uncovered a secret Twitter account on which she posted numerous vile, profane, bizarre rants.

"I did not come to this decision easily," Kuhl said in a resignation letter. "I understand that women are held to a higher standard than men and that me stepping down doesn’t just affect me, it affects every woman that might want to fill this seat after me; we all know that women aren’t afforded the luxury of existing as individuals."

Kuhl did not apologize for the posts, which were deleted Monday after "The Dan O'Donnell Show" asked her about them. Instead, she said that she has "been, and always will be unapologetically authentic. I am deeply passionate, and I do not hide from my flaws. That was who I ran as, who I served as, and who I will continue to be. When I sat in this seat and I served my constituents, I was always honest, respectful, and professional and I have zero regrets."

Using the account @BeerDudesWife, Kuhl routinely posted unhinged attacks on her political opponents, most recently related to recent unrest in Wauwatosa after prosecutors declined to file charges against police officer Joseph Mensah in connection with a shooting death earlier this year.

"Every conservative sh** stain that is using OUR city as a f***ing Drumpf talking point can shove it up their a** sideways," she wrote. "This is PERSONAL for us. We love our family owned businesses...but we also love Black people and understand that windows are easier to repair than bodies."

Kuhl appears to have deleted the account while News/Talk 1130 WISN's Mark Belling drew attention to it on his radio show Monday afternoon. Belling told his audience that he had filed an open records request related to the account.

Ironically, a tweet about Belling helped expose Kuhl's account. In June, she tweeted that she won't "reply to an email from Mark Belling 10 min before his show starts."