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Mayor’s seat, aldermanic posts on April ballot PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 19:08


    Candidates for Port Washington mayor and three aldermanic seats, as well as positions on the Port Washington-Saukville School Board, can begin circulating nomination papers on Friday, Dec. 1.
    Considering the contentious nature of politics and the amount of dissent voiced by city residents as aldermen grapple with development issues, particularly around the lakefront, it could be a lively election.
    After all, two incumbent aldermen were voted out of office in April in what was widely seen as an informal referendum on development issues.
    Up for election this spring are Mayor Tom Mlada and aldermen Paul Neumyer, Dan Benning and Dave Larson, who represent the city’s 2nd, 4th and 6th Districts, respectively.
    Benning was recently appointed to the council, replacing former Ald. Doug Biggs, who resigned. When he was appointed, he said he anticipated running for the seat in the election.
    Mlada said Tuesday he is not sure whether he will seek a third term in office.
    “Kathy (his wife) and I had a really good conversation about that over Thanksgiving,” he said. “I have not made a decision yet.”
    The mayor is elected to a three-year term and receives an annual salary of $7,500. Aldermen are elected to two-year terms and are paid $3,750 annually.
    Nomination papers must be filed with the City Clerk by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.
    Also up for election this spring are the school board seats currently held by Brenda Fritsch and Michelle Shinners, who represent the City of Port, and Carey Gremminger, who represents the Village of Saukville.
    School Board members serve three-year terms.
    In addition, the seats held by all 26 members of the Ozaukee County Board are up for election.
    County supervisors serve two-year terms.
    If more than two candidates file for any one seat, a primary election will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
    The general election will be held on Tuesday, April 3. Daily Press