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Former mayoral candidate Sandy Weidner plans re-election bid
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Former mayoral candidate Sandy Weidner plans re-election bid

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RACINE — Former Racine mayoral candidate and 6th District Alderman Sandy Weidner plans to run for re-election to the City Council.

Weidner, who lost to Mayor Cory Mason in a special election this year to fill the remainder of former Mayor John Dickert’s term, said on election night that she would not run again for her seat.

“I made up my mind that I was either going to step up or step away, because you can only beat your head on the wall for so long,” she said at the time.

After reconsideration, Weidner said Friday, she has decided to pursue another term on the City Council.

Weidner said she wants to be an independent voice on the City Council. She was first elected in 2000.

“Having done this as long as I have, it becomes a part of who you are,” she said. “It was just very difficult to see myself not serving the people of the 6th District.”

Weidner is one of several aldermen seeking re-election in the spring. The city started accepting nomination papers from candidates Dec. 1. Even-numbered City Council seats are up for election April 3. The primary is scheduled for Feb. 20. Any district that had more than two candidates will have a primary.

Candidacy forms are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 2 at the City Clerk’s Office to run in the race.

The following people submitted declarations of candidacy as of Friday afternoon, according to the City Clerk’s office:

2nd District: Mollie Jones (incumbent)

4th District: Tracey Larrin (incumbent) and Dennis Montey

6th District: Sandy Weidner (incumbent)

8th District: Q.A. Shakoor II (incumbent), Malcolm Platt and Brandon Campbell

10th District: Dennis Wiser (incumbent), Kevin Rydzik and Carrie Glenn

12th District: Henry Perez (incumbent)

14th District: No paperwork filed

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