Dave Ross is out after two terms as Superior mayor. He’s taking a job as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing.
Candidates must file the required number of signatures by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4 to get on the ballot for mayor in Superior.
According to City Clerk Terri Kalan, only former three-term mayor Bruce Hagen has filed both his declaration papers and nomination signatures so far. Two other candidates, Mick MacKenzie and Kevin Peterson have filed their declaration to run, but have not turned in the 200 nominating signatures yet.
“However,” Kalan notes, “the mayor did not file his declaration of non-candidacy — that’s a form they fill out when they have no intent to run. That deadline was Monday. By not filing that, if he does not file for mayor by next Tuesday — which now it sounds like he won’t — that holds open the deadline three more days. So, it’ll be pushed back until Friday at 5 p.m. — but we won’t know that for sure until Tuesday at 5 p.m.”
In a news release, Ross said:
“I am honored to be a part of Governor Scott Walker’s administration. The Department of Regulation and Licensing can play an important role in streamlining and reforming state government. Governor Walker has sent a clear message, ‘Wisconsin is open for business’, and I am proud to be a part of the team that will grow jobs in Wisconsin.”