SHEBOYGAN — Retired attorney Mary Lynne Donohue is running unopposed for Sheboygan’s 3rd aldermanic seat in the April 2018 general election.
Name: Mary Lynne Donohue
Office sought: Sheboygan Common Council – District 3
Occupation: Retired attorney
- Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, UW-Madison, 1971
- Master of Arts, Comparative Literature, UW-Madison, 1976
- Juris Doctor, UW-Madison, 1979
- Master of Arts, Women’s and Gender Studies, UW-Milwaukee, 2016
Elected office experience:
- Sheboygan Area School District, Board of Education, 1996-2002
- Sheboygan Common Council 2012-present
Top three issues in Sheboygan
- Continuing economic development
- Continuing repair and maintenance of city infrastructure
- Continuing efforts to communicate and involve city residents in the life of the community
Reason for running
Over the years, I have developed leadership skills that I am able to use as a governing member of the Council to assist the city in its progress in expanding growth, maintaining our infrastructure and building community involvement.
How can we grow Sheboygan?
We can talk about growing Sheboygan in a number of ways.
The city has thoughtfully and carefully supported the economic expansion brought to the community by local businesses and workers. We continue to improve our infrastructure, particularly roads, which had been neglected over time. We make excellent use of economic development tools such as tax incremental financing and smart borrowing. This has been particularly important in expanding housing opportunities for individuals who want to move into our community.
It is also very important to maintain what we have–an excellent, state of the art library, wonderful parks and recreational opportunities, engagement with culture, art and entertainment with the Kohler Art Center and the Weill Center. We partner wisely with the county when needed and the school district. All of this makes Sheboygan a really attractive place to work and raise a family.