While there haven’t been any official announcements yet, there have been some interesting names thrown around.
Here is where we are right now;
- Greg Jamison (R)
- Kenny Anderson Jr. (D)
- Nick Weiland (I)
- David Zokaites (?)
A BIG MAYBE
- Jim Entenman (R)
- Christine Erickson (R)
- Michelle Erpenbach (D)
- Dean Karsky (R)
- Theresa Stehly (R)
I have also been given two other names, but have been told to keep it on the down low for now until they decide. I still suspect there will be at least 10 candidates on the ballot come next Spring for mayor.
As for the council races there will be four seats up for grabs. Erpenbach (Central) will be an open seat as she is term-limited. Not sure who is looking at it, but I am sure John Paulson will probably be considering a run. He currently is serving on the Planning Commission. Rolfing (At-Large) seat will also be open due to term limits (Thank Gawd!) I have not heard of any interested parties for that seat. Which brings us to Kiley that is up for re-election in the SE District. There is a recruitment effort for someone to run against Kiley, but that may depend on who runs for Rolfing’s empty seat. Then you factor in Erickson who is up for re-election also as an At-Large, if she chooses to run for Mayor, that would also leave an empty seat.
Am I considering a run? At this point NO. But I will be working hard to recruit people to run for all 4 seats.