Alder Paul E. Skidmore
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alderperson Paul Skidmore was first elected to the Madison Common Council to represent the ninth district on April 3, 2001 and has been reelected five times. He was elected President Pro Tem of the Common Council on April 18, 2006.
Alder Skidmore currently serves on the Board of Public Works, Public Safety Review Committee, Senior Citizens Advisory Board, Sustainable Design and Energy Committee, and the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. He also serves as a City of Madison representative on the Dane County Public Safety Communications Board (911 Center Board). Previously, he served as an aldermanic representative on the Board of Park Commissioners, Community Development Authority, Economic Development Commission, Library Board, Pedestrian Bicycle Motor Vehicle Commission, Long Range Transportation Commission, and numerous sub-committees.
Paul lives with his wife and two cats in a condominium in Tamarack, just north of the West Towne Mall. He has a Bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Paul is a practicing landscape architect in the Madison area and State of Wisconsin. He is also a licensed security guard and provides private security services in downtown Madison.
Paul's primary mission as a public servant has been to listen to and serve his constituents and to work with other alders and the mayor to make Madison a safe, comfortable, and viable community to live, work, and recreate in. As an alder Paul has focused his attention on public safety, parks and recreation, public works, and economic development. He works hard with city staff and others to understand these issues and make the best decisions for his constituents and all the residents' of Madison.
Paul first became active in local politics when he was appointed to the Plan Commission in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. As a plan commissioner, Paul helped develop the ordinance, guidelines and standards for a new Historic Preservation/Design Review Commission, and served as president of that commission after his appointment to the body. After returning to Madison, Paul was appointed by then Mayor Soglin to the Madison Board of Park Commissioners. In the ten years he served on the Park Commission Paul served on a number of sub-committees and served as president of the Commission for three years.
Paul has stayed active in public service activities professional organizations throughout his career. He has been an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He has twice served as president of the Wisconsin Chapter and has also served on several state and national committees and task forces. Paul has also been an active member of the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association. He was a long time 'big brother' in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Dane County.