Updated 5:55 p.m. Friday: Two people turned in resumes and a letter of interest Friday as they seek the District 12 position that was left open after Alderman Charles Lichtie resigned.
That brings the total number of candidates seeking the position to six.
The newest candidates to file applications are Keith Michalski and Richard Hastings.
Michalski is a donor relations advisor for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. He said he wants to assist in finding the right kind of growth for the area.
Hastings is a development engineer at Harley-Davidson. He said he believes he can use his engineering experience to make factually based decisions about Waukesha’ future.
Four people have submitted their resumes to Mayor Jeff Scrima expressing their interest in the District 12 aldermanic seat that was left vacant after Alderman last week.
The deadline for interested candidates is at 4:30 p.m. today (Feb. 25). People who are interested should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the mayor by that time. A background check will be conducted by the to determine if there are any criminal convictions that would prohibit a candidate from holding public office.
The candidates will remain in the appointed position for a year and will need to seek election in April 2012 to for the last year three-year term.
The Common Council will interview the candidates and vote on the individuals in a closed ballot system.
The candidates are:
- J. Michael Sturino, an attorney with Gendlin. Liverman & Rymer.
- Richard Hanson, a former Waukesha School Board member
- Steve Mackie, owner of Soft Water
- James Connors, a former alderman
Sturino has lived in Waukesha for more than two years. He is married with a 2-year-old daughter and has a second child on the way. He obtained his law degree from Marquette University in 2007 after obtaining a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Hanson served on the school board from 1993 to 1999. He has been an instructor at Gateway Technical College since 1994. His letter indicates he shares the mayor’s goal of making Waukesha the “No. 1 small city in America by 2018.”
Mackie has lived in District 12 for 13 years and is married with three sons. His letter of interest shows he has been active in the community for many years. He has spoke before the Waukesha Common Council in general support of the mayor and against the
Connors was an alderman in 2003 to 2006. He unsuccessfully tried to unseat Lichtie in April. He also ran against former Mayor Larry Nelson in 2006 but lost in the primary election.