City of Delafield- Alderwoman Michele DeYoe, the city's newly elected mayor, says she would prefer a special election be held to fill the vacancy in the Fourth Aldermanic district that will be created when she takes office as mayor on April 15.
City Clerk Gina Gresch said a special election could be held on July 1st with a June 3 primary election, if necessary, provided the Common Council adopted a resolution calling for the election by April 15.
DeYoe said the resolution could be adopted during a special meeting following the state mandated annual meeting on April 15 when the mayor and newly election council members take office.
On April 1, when she defeated Kent Attwell by a 935-825 margin, DeYoe said she expected the council would recruit candidates, conduct interviews, and then appoint somone to succeed her on the council.
De Yoe was also reelected as alderwoman by defeating challenger Laura Schult 158 to 108. The district includes the southwest corner of the city as well as neighborhoods south of Interstate 94.
Since the election, however, DeYoe said she has learned there may be as many as five candidates interested in representing the district including Schult and two individuals who played key roles in her reelection campaign.
Because of the potential large number of candidates, De Yoe said a special election in July may be the fastest and fairest way to fill the vacancy.