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Madison Ald. Amanda Hall not seeking re-election

December 22, 2018

District 3 Ald. Amanda Hall will not run for re-election in April.

Hall was first elected in 2015 and was re-elected unopposed in 2017.

District 3 is on Madison’s Far East Side, roughly from Stoughton Road east past the Interstate, bordering Milwaukee Street.

“My husband and I are looking to purchase a home, and it’s hard to find a home in our price range in this geographical area,” Hall said in a statement Friday.

“I’m ready for what’s next in my career, including a position which could include long hours not conducive to council service,” she said.

Hall is the ninth of 20 City Council members to announce they are not running in April, tying the mark set in the 2007 election.

An attorney and Madison native, Hall worked for the Democratic Party and as a field worker for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, when Baldwin was running for Congress.

“A good handful of our neighbors whom I respect have stepped up and are ready to serve,” Hall said. “So, while it has been my distinct privilege, my service to this district is at a natural end.”

Hall serves on the Public Market Development Committee, the Urban Design Commission and the Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee.

Other council members not running in April are: Ledell Zellers, 2nd District; Steve King, 7th District; Zach Wood, 8th District; Maurice Cheeks, 10th District, who is running for Madison mayor; Larry Palm, 12th District; Allen Arntsen, 13th District; David Ahrens, 15th District; and Matt Phair, 20th District.

The primary election is Feb. 19, and the general election is April 2.

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