SHEBOYGAN — Longtime alderman Jim Bohren is running for his seventh term on Sheboygan’s Common Council.
He faces two challengers in the south side February 20th primary.
Name: Jim Bohren
Office sought: Sheboygan Alderman – District 10
Occupation: Retired businessman
Education: Graduated in 1971 from Spencerian Business College Milwaukee with B.S. Degree Business Adm. Sales and Marketing Major.
Elected office experience: Alderman City of Sheboygan, first elected April 2006. Won five way primary in 2006 and the general election in 2006. Re-elected 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016. Elected by my fellow Alderpersons to President of the Common Council, also Vice President of the Common Council. Elected by my fellow Alderpersons to Chairperson of the Committee of the Whole.
Top three issues in Sheboygan
- Fixing Sheboygan streets
- Continuing to provide the City services we have come to expect in a cost effective manner with limited financial resources
- Finding ways to grow Sheboygan’s tax base
Reason for running
I am running again for the same reason I ran in 2006. Sheboygan has been very good to me both personally and professionally. Being an Alderman gives me the opportunity to give back to the community I love. Using my private sector experience I have been able to use that perspective to suggest ways improve how city government operates.
How can we grow Sheboygan?
We can continue to grow Sheboygan by building on a number of exciting things we have been doing the last couple of years. We need to attract and maintain businesses that pay family supporting wages. Our new expanded business park in my District 10 will help local business expand and give the city the means to attract new business by providing the needed space and to help grow our property tax base. We need to continue to focus budget dollars on fixing the streets in Sheboygan.