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Alder Matt Phair

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Alder Matt Phair

Contact Information

Home Address:

925 Arden Ln

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Phair’s Updates

Deadline to Apply for District 20 Vacancy is May 20

May 19, 2022 3:22 PM

Hello District 20 Neighbors: 

This is a friendly reminder that applications are being received to fill the District 20 alder vacancy until Friday, May 20th at 4:30PM. While it is bittersweet to be leaving this position, I am hopeful that there will be a strong replacement that can continue to advocate for the needs of District 20 residents on the Madison Common Council. Please see below for more information about the application process. 

District 20 residents are invited to apply to fill this vacancy for the remainder of the term, which ends on April 18, 2023.
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The Common Council President oversees the application process to fill the vacancy. Received applications are reviewed by the Common Council Executive Committee. This process includes an interview of applicants at a special Common Council Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 25, at 6 p.m. After conducting interviews, the committee will make a recommendation to the Common Council. On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the Common Council will appoint the interim District 20 Alder who will serve until April 18, 2023.

Applications should be emailed to and must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Applications should include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number (Home/Mobile/Work)
  • E-mail address
  • A biographical resume should include education, work, neighborhood, and civic experience
  • A statement on why you wish to serve
  • A statement of what you wish to accomplish
  • A statement on whether you plan to run for alderperson in the Spring 2023 election

The following is the timeline:

  • Friday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m.: Applications to fill the vacancy due
  • Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m.: Special CCEC Meeting for applicant interviews and recommendation of selected candidate to Council
  • Tuesday, June 7at 6:30 p.m.: Common Council Meeting - Appointment of District 20 Interim Alder.

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