DE PERE, WIS. – Residents interested in running for local office in the City of De Pere are encouraged to file candidacy paperwork. The deadline is Jan. 7, and there are multiple opportunities for those interested in leadership roles in the community.

Mayor Michael Walsh is not seeking an additional term after 24 years of service and 12 consecutive terms as mayor of the City of De Pere. In addition, Aldermanic Districts 2 and 3 will not have incumbents running for office. In all, a total of four common council seats – one each in De Pere’s four respective districts – will be open for election in 2020.

Election dates coming up include a Spring Primary Election on Tuesday, Feb. 18 (if required); and the Spring Election/Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday, April 7.

For anyone interested in running for these upcoming local office openings, candidate packets are available in-person at the City Clerk’s Office (335 S. Broadway), or online at this link. Packets include a declaration of candidacy form, a campaign registration statement, and a blank nomination form (for signatures).  There is also a checklist and a pamphlet about campaign finance.

For those interested in running for Common Council, potential applicants can find out which District they reside in and are eligible to represent by visiting this link.

For additional questions about running for local office in the City of De Pere or general election questions, call the City Clerk’s Office at 920-339-4050.