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VIDEO | City of West Bend selects new District 4 alderman

May 18, 2020 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend took less than 10 minutes in session and the majority selected Randy Koehler as the new representative as District 4 alderman.

There were four candidates who applied for the post including Koehler, Michael Peterson, Caleb Roth and Christopher Haase.

Clerk Stephanie Justmann then swore in Koehler, who previously served as alderman in District 4 from 2011 to April 2015.

Koehler always maintained a strong conservative stance and listened to his constituents. Koehler was also popular with city staff, visiting individual departments and learning how the city worked.

Koehler’s term ended when he lost his seat to Jenkins in 2015.

In 2017 Koehler considered getting back into local politics, however he changed his mind well before the April election saying, “After much discussion and thought I will not be filing papers for District 4 Alderman. Being a realist in a volatile political world does not serve my best interests. This city like status quo, not someone who challenges the system and expresses opinions. Therefore I will continue challenging both the social and political leaders of this community from outside of the establishment.”

 

 

 

 

 

Koehler is a life-long resident with a strong interest in politics. “Right now it’s a younger council and I think I could bring some experience and once again serve my community,” he said.

When Koehler served before he said the big issues were “roads and taxes.”

“Those are still issues that are relevant today,” he said.

The opening in Dist. 4 occurred after alderman Chris Jenkins won the mayoral post in the April 7, 2020 election.

CLICK HERE for the District 4 map online.

Koehler will fill the remainder of the term in District 4 which expires in April 2021.

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