A second South Milwaukeean is running as a write-in candidate for mayor.
Todd Lorino announced his candidacy this week and has a number of yard signs around town. He joins Michael Moeller as write-in candidates against incumbent Mayor Tom Zepecki, who is seeking a fourth term.
Lorino has launched a Facebook page about his candidacy. On it, he explains his reasons for running as this:
Why run for mayor? After attending many common council meetings, I became concerned about the lack of communication and collaboration. I decided that if I expectd changes, I would have to get involved in the process. The goals for our city are well defined in South Milwaukee’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan. These goals of having a strong business district, maintaining the parks and improving the schools are all ones with which we can agree. Reaching these goals given our current debt will be a challenge. We need to curb the TIF spending that puts the tax burden on the citizens to make up lost revenue.
Lorino has also been an outspoken critic of the Walmart development.