Statement on 16th Aldermanic District Vacancy

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:06pm

District 16 Alder Denise DeMarb Resigns Effective June 30, 2018

We were saddened to learn of Alderperson Denise DeMarb’s resignation from the Madison Common Council on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Denise has been our Common Council colleague the last five years and we've enjoyed working with her on a number of topics and issues. Her commitment to making Madison, our state, and our nation a better place has driven her exemplary leadership on the Council, in her district and in the city. We wish the best for Denise and we know we will have the pleasure of working with her again in the future.

The procedure for filling a vacancy on the Common Council is set out in Madison General Ordinance 2.03 and Wisconsin State Statute 17.23(1)(a).

The Common Council President oversees the application process to fill the vacancy. Those applications are reviewed by the Common Council Executive Committee which makes a recommendation to the Common Council. The Common Council then appoints the new District 16 Alderperson.

The process to fill the vacancy will begin soon and a timeline will be made available in the near future.