By Roger Utnehmer
Sturgeon Bay City Council Member Stewart Fett is not saying if he will be a candidate for another term representing the sixth aldermanic district. When asked before the start of Tuesday’s council meeting if he would run again Fett simply responded, “possibly.” He responded to a question about whether or not he has taken out nomination papers, Fett replied, “Not yet.”
Council Member Rick Wiesner from district four told DoorCountyDailyNews.com last week that he was still undecided if he would run again. Ron Vandertie who represents the second district did not return calls.
Incumbent elected officials who decide not to run again must sign a declaration of non-candidacy before December 27th or the deadline for filing nomination papers will be automatically extended for an additional three days.
Good government advocates encourage elected officials to state their intentions early in the process in order to give interested citizens time to declare their candidacy and circulate nomination papers. It is especially important when incumbents decide at the last minute to not run and have hand-picked successors ready to announce with little time for opposition to organize.