By Tim Kowols
Four contested races for the Sturgeon Bay Common Council will highlight the ballots when residents head to the polls on April 4. Six of the eight candidates talked to DoorCountyDailyNews.com staff about the experience they would bring to the office when they start their two-year term if elected.
First District alderperson and candidate Kelly Catarozoli is running for re-election and says her accessibility is what qualifies her for a second term.
District 3 alderperson David Ward says his experience as an economist and the interim chancellor for two University of Wisconsin campuses have provided him opportunities to work with small and large organizations.
A candidate for District 5, Brian Peterson says his career as a businessman in Sturgeon Bay for over 30 years qualifies him for the seat.
Write-in candidate for District 5 Barbara Allman says her time in the medical field and on the council has instilled in her the belief that you have to do right by the people you serve.
District 7 candidate Laurel Hauser looks at her history of community involvement as several reasons qualifying her for the role.
Candidates Dan Wiegand and Joe McMahon did not respond to phone calls made by DoorCountyDailyNews.com, while Martha Beller would not consent to being recorded. You can listen to the full interview with the other candidates by reading this story online.