City of Delafield - Al Zietlow, former alderman and retired Arrowhead High School teacher and administrator, has announced he will seek both the mayor's office and the Sixth District aldermanic seat on the Common Council in the 2014 municipal elections.
Zietlow, so far, is the only candidate who has announced an interest in succeeding Ald. Lynn Morrison who has announced she will not seek reelection after serving the Sixth District for ten years. Individuals seeking municipal offices have until Tuesday, Jan. 7 to file candidacy documents in order to be placed on the ballot in the Feb. 18 primary and April 1 elections.
The Sixth District includes neighborhoods along the Nagawicka Lake shore east of Highway C from St. John's Bay north to the Nashotah village border. The district also includes neighborhoods west of Highway C between Oakwood Road and Copperfield Drive.
Zietlow becomes the fourth candidate campaiging to replace seven - term incumbent Mayor Ed McAleer who is not seeking reelection. Two Common Council members - Alds. Michele DeYoe and Jeff Krickhahn- have announced along with Lake Welfare Committee Chairman Kent Attwell.
However, Zietlow probably is the best known of the candidates. He served for several decades as an Arrowhead High School administrator, including occasionally serving as interim superintendent, as well as being elected to both the Arrowhead and Lake Country school district boards.
He was appointed to the Common Council in 2001. However, in 2002 he lost in campaigns both to retain his aldermanic seat and run for mayor.
There is nothing in state law or local codes that prevents a candidate from seeking two municipal officies in the same election, according to City Clerk Gina Gresch.