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Voters in the 2nd, 6th and 8th districts decide who will represent them for the next two years on the Superior City Council.
When voters head to the polls next week, they'll decide between two candidates to finish Mayor Bruce Hagen's term. City Councilor Brent Fennessey, 34, and Douglas County Board Vice Chairman Jim Paine, 35, are vying for a chance to lead the city for the next two years. And the candidates demonstrated differing approaches to governance and development during a forum hosted by Doug Dalager of Explore Superior. Fennessey said to grow — to slough off Superior's stagnation — government has to think differently, more business-like.
Address: 1224 Lincoln St. Age: 66 years old Family: Husband, Rick and three adult children, all graduates of Superior school district Occupation: Retired county recycling coordinator Education: Graduate of UW-Stevens Point with a degree in elementary education
Superior's current mayor is throwing his support behind the candidate he says has the business and municipal government experience to fill out his term. Mayor Bruce Hagen announced Thursday that he is endorsing City Councilor Brent Fennessey for mayor. Fennessey, 34, garnered his business experience as a member of the leadership team at Otis-Magie Insurance. Fennessey is running against Douglas County Board vice chairman, Jim Paine, for the seat.
A planned cleanup of Howard's Bay may have escaped the federal ax. But many other projects are in jeopardy if Congress doesn't restore funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Now it's a matter of implementing the plan.
Douglas County Administrator Andy Lisak announced Thursday that he is facing a health challenge.
Voters head to the polls April 4 in Superior to decide who will finish the term about to be vacated when Mayor Bruce Hagen retires later next month.
Supervisors are considering an ordinance to ensure only responsible bidders are awarded public works contracts in Douglas County.