SHEBOYGAN — Alderman Bill Thiel leads in a recently conducted poll on Sheboygan’s four-way mayoral primary.
MySheboygan.com conducted a poll on it’s website from Tuesday, January 31st until Sunday, February 12th and 5th District Alderman Bill Thiel the poll with 42.7% of the vote, followed by incumbent Mayor Mike Vandersteen with 29.1% of the vote. 1st District Alderman John Belanger received 12.7% of the vote and 5th District Alderman Scott Lewandoske received 10.9%. Just 4.5% were undecided.
When asked to name one issue important to them, respondents overwhelmingly said roads. 36.4% of the respondents said roads were most important to them, followed by public safety with 15.9%, retaining or creating businesses with 6.8% and employment with 5.7%. Additional issues submitted including the Field of Dreams, the garbage fee, housing, a casino, spending and expanding the city.
When asked if they were satisfied with the direction of the City of Sheboygan, 58.2% said No and 41.8% said Yes. 92.7% of the respondents said they were registered to vote in the city while 7.3% said they were not registered to vote.
The poll is unscientific and does not fully measure the primary race. In the survey conducted for 12 days on MySheboygan.com, 192 people were surveyed.
The Sheboygan mayoral primary will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd.