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Morgan to run for re-election

Don Morgan is running for re-election next April as Weyauwega’s mayor.

He announced his plan to seek another term during the Monday, Nov. 26 meeting of the Common Council.

“I have been asked by several community leaders to consider running for one more term for mayor of the city of Weyauwega. Their reasoning is we will have a new police chief in January, we hope to have a new administrator around the same time, and we will have a new bookkeeper/accountant/deputy treasurer replacing Gloria (Gerlach) in December.

“Electing a new mayor seems to be too much change at one time. They would like to have a seasoned mayor with ample time available to assist the new administrator in facilitating their transition to the needs of the city of Weyauwega.

“I am responding to those requests and announcing my intention to run for another term as mayor of the city of Weyauwega,” Morgan said.

This April will mark the completion of 21 years of service for Morgan.

Fifteen of those 21 years, he served as an alderman, including five years in the 1970s. Morgan has been Weyauwega’s mayor the last six years.

Born and raised in Poy Sippi, he and his wife, Beverly, moved to Weyauwega in 1967.

Morgan retired in 2007.

Prior to retirement, he had a Sinclair bulk petroleum route. In 1966, he bought the service station at Sunset Curve.

Morgan also serves on the Waupaca County Board.

He was re-elected to his second term on the board last April.

In addition to Morgan, three members of the Common Council are up for re-election in April.

They are Jim Zandrow in Ward 1, Amy DeSantis in Ward 2 and Mike Kempf in Ward 3.

Saturday, Dec. 1 is the first day on which those who want to be candidates in the spring election may begin circulating nomination papers.

Nomination papers are available at City Hall and must be filed by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in order to be on next April’s ballot.

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