Romlein to run for mayor

November 24, 2018

Jim Romlein has announced he will be a candidate for mayor in the April 2019 municipal election.

Romlein is the fourth person to declare his intention to run for this position. First District Alderwoman Emily McFarland and 4th District Alderman Kurt Larsen of the Watertown Common Council, and former mayor and alderman Fred Smith have announced they will be running for the position.

Under city terms limits, Mayor John David cannot run for re-election in April. He will have completed two consecutive three-year terms.

With four people running, a primary election will be required in February with the top two vote-getters advancing to the April general elections.

Romlein was alderman of District 9 for three consecutive two-year terms, finishing his last term in 2017. He also ran for mayor in the 2016 municipal election.

A number of people have taken out papers to run for alderman positions.

Bob Mudler announced he will be a candidate for District 1 alderman on the Watertown Common Council. He is seeking the position currently held by McFarland who announced in July that she will be a candidate for mayor in April’s municipal election.

Steven Board and Chris Ruetten are candidates for 3rd District alderman. Board is the director of development for Maranatha University and Ruetten has been a professional land surveyor for civil engineering companies for the last 17 years.

Ken Berg is currently the 3rd District alderman but he is not eligible to run for re-election in 2019.

Cindia Cameron announced that she will be running for alderwoman for the city of Watertown’s 7th District. She currently works at Baseman Brothers Inc. in Ixonia doing accounting for the business. Alderman Augie Tietz currently holds this position and because of term limits he is not eligible to seek re-election.

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