Two running for mayor, three seek council seats
Voters here will have a full roster of candidates to choose from in next year's town election.
Up for grabs are the mayor's position and two council seats.
In the race for Kenneth City mayor, incumbent Teresa Zemaitis is facing a challenge from council member Joanne DiSimone. And in the council races, voters will have a choice among former council member Phil Redisch and political newcomers Adam Mayeski and Benjamin Beelman. The two top vote-getters will take office.
The mayor earns $500 per month and serves for three years. Council members serve for two years and get $300.
The government is a council-as-manager form. Each of the four council members is in charge of the daily activities of one of the town's departments. The council is also responsible for setting policy for the town and passing a budget.
The 2011-12 operating budget is about $2.2 million.
The election is Jan. 31, the same day as the Republican presidential primary.