By Kent Berkley
The City of Algoma will hold elections in the spring to select its mayor and one of two aldermen in each of the four aldermanic districts. Mayor Wayne Schmidt announced that he will be running for re-election. Deputy Clerk Jamie Jackson says the process for entering the race is simple, but time sensitive.
Jackson says candidates for alderman will need 20 to 40 nominating signatures and mayoral candidates require 50 to 100 signatures. The deadline for submitting the nominating papers is January 2, 2018. Incumbents choosing not to seek reelection will file notification of non-candidacy papers with the clerk’s office by December 22, 2017. There is no filing fee and the clerk’s office will provide all of the necessary paperwork and answer any questions a potential candidate may have. Alderman Eugene Cleveland of the third district has indicated that he will run for re-election. The other three aldermen who would be up for re-election have not yet announced their intentions.
In Sturgeon Bay, Ron Vandertie has not returned two phone calls requesting information about their intention to run for another term on the city council. Stewart Fett is out of town and has been unable to return the calls, while Rick Wiesner told DoorCountyDailyNews.com he is unsure if he will run again. Because DoorCountyDailyNews.com believes it is important to share re-election plans with voters we will continue to ask these incumbents council members about their plans for re-election and will share their responses when provided.