Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Just two short months ago, Port Washington Mayor Tom Mlada was elected as the next city leader. Now, the more he learns about the city, the more his excitement grows.
Almost two months after taking office, Port Washington Mayor Tom Mlada said he continues to learn more about the city and its residents — falling deeper in love with the place he calls home. "I thought I knew just how blessed we were as a city, but since beginning my service as mayor in April that's become even more abundantly clear to me," Mlada said in an e-mail. "Each day, I seem to meet new people looking to get involved, make a difference, and give back in an effort to make our city even better. That, to me, is an asset that is invaluable — it is one thing to have financial resources, but it is another to have people willing to step forward and serve selflessly." Mlada lives in Port with his wife and three daughters, and has called …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Newly elected Port Washington Mayor Tom Mlada joins aldermen David Larson, Douglas Biggs and Paul Neumyer for their oath of office.
Port Washington Mayor Tom Mlada lead his first Common Council meeting Tuesday night since being elected on April 3. "I just want to take this opportunity to first and foremost — to publicly recognize (former Mayor Scott Huebner and former Ald. Burt Babcock) for their service, and … extend to every member of the council tonight how excited I am to be working alongside each one of you," Mlada said during the meeting. "I firmly believe that we are charged with making a great city even greater. ... I believe we have the rare opportunity to take our great city and make it exceptional." Mlada joined newcomer Ald. Douglas Biggs, as well as incumbents Ald. David Larson and Ald. Paul Neumyer during the oath of office, admininstered by City …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Port Washington mayoral race wasn't the only close one in Tuesday's election, which also saw a higher level of participation than usual, as well as an extra dose of partisan thinking.
Turnout was solid and races were competitive throughout Port Washington and Saukville on Tuesday as voters chose a new mayor, two aldermen and school board members, on top of voting in the presidential primaries. In the biggest local race of all, Tom Mlada defeated Jim Vollmar 1,555-1,370 to win a term as mayor of Port Washington. He'll replace outgoing mayor Scott Huebner. "I'm beyond excited and obviously very humbled and honored; I’m very energized," Mlada said after learning of his victory. "My commitment is to Port Washington … to its residents, to business leaders, to property owners, to council at the city staff — and that’s everybody, whether you voted for me or not." While Vollmar was obviously disappointed that he won’t be taking…
Monday, April 2, 2012
City, county and national races make for a full ballot on Tuesday; be informed before you head out and cast your ballot.
Unless you've been abroad (for example, interplanetary travel), you know that it will be time to head to the polls on Tuesday. We've listed information about the candidates in all contested races on our Election Central page. Also, check back at 4 p.m. when Patch launches their live blog coverage of the elections, including posting of the results as they come in. You can also sign up for an e-mail reminder. The Port Washington mayoral race is narrowed to two candidates: Tom Mlada and Jim Vollmar. The candidates represented their views during a forum, and Patch also sat down for individual video interviews with Mlada and Vollmar. There are also contested races in two aldermanic districts in Port Washington. Incumbents Burt Babcock and Paul …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Friends, family and community members gathered Thursday night for a comedic roast of Port Washington Mayor Scott Huebner, who spent nine years in office but will leave when his term is up in April.
Friends, family and community members gathered Thursday night for a comedic roast of Port Washington Mayor Scott Huebner, who spent nine years in office but will leave when his term is up in April. Candidates Tom Mlada and Jim Vollmar are now vying for the spot in Tuesday's election. Visit our local elections page to learn more.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Port Washington mayoral candidate Tom Mlada brings enthusiasm and relationship building skills to the table.
Candidate Tom Mlada talks to the community about his views if he wins the upcoming mayoral election. Mlada will face candidate Jim Vollmar in the April 3 election to be the next Port Washington city leader. The mayor earns $7,500 and serves three-year terms. Learn more about local elections in our voter guide.
Port Washington mayoral candidate Jim Vollmar hopes to increase the tax base by adding business — and if that can't be done, he has more ideas to help the city tackle its potential budget problems.
Candidate Jim Vollmar talks to the community about his views if he wins the upcoming mayoral election. Vollmar will face candidate Tom Mlada in the April 3 election to be the next Port Washington city leader. The mayor earns $7,500 and serves three-year terms. Learn more about local elections in our voter guide.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
In less than one week, Port Washington residents will line up to vote for the next city leader — do you know who's got your vote?
In thinking about their possible stake in Port Washington's future, both mayoral candidates realize challenges that lay ahead, such as drawing more businesses to the city and bringing life back to the industrial park. Most critical, the candidates say, will be the issue of maintaining city-provided services while also battling potential decreases in state aid without having to raise local taxes. "If that happens (state aid decreases), we have to find the money to do the things that we need to do ... not only to keep our services afloat but also to develop the coal docks," candidate Jim Vollmar said during a forum last week. Candidate Tom Mlada agreed that the balance between funds and services is a struggle that needs proper attention, and…
Friday, March 23, 2012
Patch and the Port Washington Main Street program are co-hosting the forum Thursday. The forum starts at 7 p.m. at Port Washington City Hall.
Patch and the Port Washington Main Street program are co-hosting a forum for the two remaining candidates vying to become the next city leader, and we are seeking submissions for resident questions to ask the candidates. The two candidates include Tom Mlada and Ald. Jim Vollmar. The forum is at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Port Washington City Hall. The general election is April 3. The forum is being taped for a broadcast on local Channel 25, and this blog will remain archived on Patch.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Primary elections on Tuesday will narrow the field of Port Washington mayoral hopefuls from four candidates to two.
Four candidates running to be the next Port Washington mayor are hoping to get your vote during the primary election on Tuesday, including: Tom Mlada, John Sigwart, Ricky Ranz and Jim Vollmar. Tuesday's election will narrow the field to two, and the top two vote-getters in the primary will advance to the April 3 general election, which also will include races for the Port Washington Common Council, Saukville Village Board and the Port Washington-Saukville School Board. The mayor earns $7,500 and serves three-year terms. Here's a closer look at the four candidates to become the next city leader. Mlada has taken a strong focus on getting involved: "There has to be a sense among us that we are vested in this community," Mlada said. "So much …