Three Oak Creek Aldermen Will Seek Re-Election
Aldermen Dan Jakubczyk, Jim Ruetz and Ken Gehl want another two years on the Oak Creek Common Council.
All three Oak Creek Common Council members whose terms expire in April will seek re-election.
Aldermen Dan Jakubczyk, Jim Ruetz and Ken Gehl told Patch they want another two years on the council and will be on the April 2 ballot.
Jakubczyk, a retired General Electric Medical Systems worker, has represented the city's 1st District since 2009. He said he wants another term to see through the city's construction of the library and city hall on the Drexel Town Square redevelopment site, on the corner of Drexel and Howell avenues.
Jakubczyk got 56 percent of the vote against challenger Kathryn Michuda in 2011.
Ruetz was appointed to the 3rd District seat in May after former alderman Steve Scaffidi was elected mayor.
Ruetz, president and general manager of Franksville-based All Fasteners, served on the city's Community Development Authority for nine years prior to his council appointment.
"While the time commitment required for my business and public office are a stretch at times, there are so many key development projects going on right now," Ruetz said. "I feel I can help the city more serving on the council and the CDA."
Gehl is a vice president and supervisory analyst for Robert W. Baird. He ran unopposed in 2011 after emerging from a field of four candidates to win the seat in 2009.
"I look forward to serving the residents of the fifth for hopefully another two years," Gehl said. "It has been a remarkable cycle and I look forward to helping push these important issues forward."
Candidates could begin circulating nomination papers Dec. 1 and must file the necessary paperwork by 5 p.m. Jan. 2. Aldermen are elected to two-year terms at an annual salary of $7,200; the council president makes $8,400.