By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield’s mayor-elect will be a newcomer to the city politics. Unofficial election results show that Bob McManus edged out Alderman Tom Witzel in the April 3 election.
McManus is a mortgage lender at Forward Financial, who saw an opportunity to get involved in a leadership role when he heard that longtime Mayor Chris Meyer would be stepping down
“I believe that we need to progress as a city, and there are some serious issues that are ahead. I also believe with my background and experience, we can tackle those issues head on,” McManus said.
“I believe that the primary role of the mayor is to listen to ‘The Boss,’ and The Boss is the citizens of Marshfield. As I have been out dealing with people, I’ve noticed they are speaking very loudly on what they want.
“Of course, there is the primary role of the city which is public safety and basic services – these can be broken down into four categories: 1. Police and fire & rescue services – having been a former paramedic for six years, these are near and dear to my heart. 2. Infrastructure management. 3. Electric and water services. 4. Roads – we need to find solutions to our roads.
“Along with these basics, we also need to work on economic development that will be good for our city, and I will say after speaking with so many of the business owners in the downtown area, we will start there.”
Other city contested races and referendums
District 7 Alderman
Jason Zaleski 290
David Peterson 98
Humans – Constitutional Rights Referendum
* Results are not official until a canvasing has been completed.