Thursday, April 11, 2013
Port Washington resident Bill Driscoll is one of two new faces that will join the Port Washington Common Council next week.
Port resident Bill Driscoll is one of two faces that will join the Common Council anew on April 16 after elections earlier this month. Driscoll took the spot with 214 votes in the uncontested race after Ald. Jim Vollmar decided not to seek re-election. Learn more about this new alderman in the following Q&A with Patch: Driscoll as well as newcomer Kevin Rudser (5th District) will be sworn in as aldermen during the Common Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 16 at Port Washington City Hall.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Port Washington resident Kevin Rudser is one of two new faces that will join the Port Washington Common Council next week.
Port resident Kevin Rudser is one of two faces that will join the Common Council anew on April 16 after elections earlier this month. Rudser won the spot as 5th District Alderman after launching a write-in campaign for the spot in January. A total of 94 write-in votes were cast, with Rudser taking 50 votes to win the spot. Learn more about this new alderman in the following Q&A with Patch: Rudser as well as newcomer Bill Driscoll (3rd District) will be sworn in as aldermen during the Common Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 16 at Port Washington City Hall.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
After running unopposed for Common Council in April, new alderman says he's actively working to help city be all it can be.
Five years was more than enough time for Doug Biggs to realize what Port Washington is all about. And once he figured it out, the 4th District Alderman said he was driven to run for that position, as it would allow him to help the city to reach its potential. Biggs moved to Port Washington in November 2006, and he ran for Common Council in April. "I ran for office in Port Washington because of the phenomenal potential I see (here)," Biggs said in an email. "No other community offers the breadth and depth of resources and opportunities, and I want to contribute to reaching Port's potential in any way I can." As an alderman, Biggs sits on the city's Council on Aging, and the Common Council's finance, technology and cable TV committees. He …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Only one candidate has submitted paperwork for third opening spot, meaning a newcomer will join the Port Washington Common Council after spring election.
There will be two contested races of the three opening aldermanic spots on the Port Washington Common Council, and a newcomer is the one taking the wheels in the third uncontested position. Both the 2nd and 6th district spots have two candidates, while Douglas Biggs is the only candidate seeking the 4th District spot — meaning he now looks forward to a position as alderman come spring. "I am looking forward to serving the people of Port Washington and helping Port Washington be the best community it could possibly be," Biggs said. Biggs' focus on the council will be around business development, but just exactly what types of businesses will be something he hopes citizens will provide input on because, in his opinion, deciding what …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Candidate pool for the opening spots on the Port Washington Common Council has grown, and two seats will now face a challenger.
Editor's note: This article has been updated. The original article stated that Ald. David Larson is the only candidate in the 6th District, when he will actually face newcomer Tim Schwister. Two candidates have emerged to face off for the opening 4th District aldermanic spot left vacant because of aldermanic redistricting that occured earlier this year, pinning two incumbents against each other. Ald. Paul Neumyer of the former 2nd District and Ald. Burt Babcock of the former 4th District both are now in the 2nd District, and both are seeking to win that seat. "I think I've done a good job fielding complaints," Neumeyer said of his 4 1/2 years holding the position. "I don't have a bad thing to say about Burt, it's just unfortunate I ended …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Port Washington Common Council and Saukville Village Board approve new voting maps on Tuesday.
Changes in aldermanic district boundaries sparked by movement at the county level have positioned an incumbent vs. incumbent race for one seat on the Port Washington Common Council in the April 2012 election. The new boundaries move Aldermen Burt Babcock, who represents the 4th District, and Paul Neumyer, who is in the 2nd District, in the same district, something city officials said there was no way to avoid. The terms of both aldermen expire in April and, if they each decide to seek re-election, they will have to run against each other. Ozaukee County approved the revised supervisory districts in early May and gave municipalities 60 days to create ward and district plans, and present them to the county. Ozaukee County's plan reduced the …