Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke Seeks Reelection
This would be Schielke's ninth term in the city's top seat.
Batavia's longtime mayor isn't going away any time soon.
Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke said on Monday that he's going to run for reelection next year, the Daily Herald reports.
Schielke has been mayor of the City of Batavia for over 30 years. He was first elected to the seat in 1981.
Schielke wants to see Batavia Project Streetscape to its completion, the Herald's story said. The project involves a major revamp of River, Wilson and Houston streets to make them more pedestrian friendly.
No other candidates have publicly announced a run for the mayor's office. During the last mayoral election in 2009, Schielke defeated two challengers—Britta McKenna, former executive director of Batavia MainStreet and Alan Wolff, who has been Ward 2 alderman for about nine years.
Any candidates wishing to run for mayor have until 5 p.m. Dec. 26 to file their petitions. The deadline used to be on Dec. 24, but a recently enacted state law changed the 2013 elections filing deadline.
City elections will be held on April 9, 2013. Each office is a four-year term.
Like many other suburban mayoral offices, the Batavia mayor position is part-time. Schielke works in real estate and was formerly a journalist.
Schielke is an avid historian and is often seen documenting events with his camera.