Former state legislator is Green Bay’s next mayor
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay has a new mayor for the first time in 16 years.
Former Democratic state Rep. Eric Genrich beat local businessman Patrick Buckley with about 58 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election. Genrich succeeds Jim Schmitt, the long-serving mayor of Green Bay, who’s stepping down after four terms.
Wisconsin Public Radio reported Genrich promised not to marginalize the nearly 8,300 residents who voted for his opponent.
Major issues in the campaign included improving and paying for infrastructure. Genrich says he’ll get to work on fixing roads on day one, which will be April 16.