Paul Soglin may not be in but don’t count him out. Mayor-for-life Soglin does not like the current cast of characters who have announced for mayor — seven at last count — particularly Mo Cheeks, a poseur if ever there was one.
We’re guessing Soglin announces for re-election as mayor of Madison but only after the November 6 partisan election. If Tony Evers wins governor, strike what we just wrote. Paul Soglin would head up a cabinet agency in a Democrat(ic) administration.
He’s keeping his options open. The business community knows that. Filing deadline isn’t until late December. Municipal elections (including school board) are way off in April. Plenty of time.
In addition to Ald. Cheeks, other candidates are former alder Satya Rhodes-Conway, now with the left-wing think tank COWS; Toriana Pettaway, Madison’s racial equity coordinator; firefighter and former school boarder Michael Flores; professional enviro Raj Shukla; comedian Nick Hart, and Prog Dane radical comedienne Brenda Konkel.