SHEBOYGAN — Mayor Mike Vandersteen and Alderman John Belanger have advanced out of Tuesday’s primary and will face off in the spring election.
Vandersteen, who is seeking a second term in office, will go head-to-head with north side Alderman Belanger in the spring general election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Vandersteen placed first and Belanger second in the four-man race Tuesday, besting Ald. Bill Thiel and Ald. Scott Lewandoske.
Vandersteen received 2,568 votes while Belanger received 648 votes, with 100% of the wards reporting. Thiel received 564 votes and Lewandoske received 292 votes.
According to a campaign finance reported, Vandersteen reported having over $4,000 cash on hand as of January 10th, raising over $3,100 from 25 individuals. Campaign finance reports were not filled by the other three candidates according to City Clerk Susan Richards. They have claimed an exemption from filing finance reports because they have agreed not to accept contributions or make disbursements of more than $2,000 in a calendar year.
Vandersteen was first elected in 2013.