Ryan Sorenson

District 8 Alderman and Council President Ryan Sorenson announced his bid for mayor online Tuesday, Dec. 1.

SHEBOYGAN — District 8 Alderman and Council President Ryan Sorenson announced Tuesday morning that he will be running for mayor in the 2021 spring election.

“Sheboygan is at a crossroads and the Spring election will decide the future of our community," Sorenson said in his announcement. "With COVID-19 putting incredible stress on our hospitals and pushing local businesses to the brink, we cannot take the same stagnant approach to local government and expect our community to come through this crisis stronger. For years, we have struggled with crumbling roads, lakeshore erosion, and a growing opiate and human trafficking crisis. This community needs bold, new leadership that can address all of these challenges while building a more sustainable economy for all who live here. That is why I have decided to run for Mayor of Sheboygan. I believe we can make this great city even better- a community that works for everyone and where all can thrive."

The South High School graduate was elected to council in 2017 and was unanimously voted the council president in June 2020 at the age of 26.

On Nov. 27, current mayor Mike Vandersteen announced that he would be running for re-election.

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