Ryan Schwartzman has announced he will not be seeking re-election for the 3rd district seat for the Common Council in Merrill. Schwartzman said he will spend more time running his successful Champs Family Restaurant. It was on November 13th that Merrill Common Council President Steve Hass withdrew as a candidate for the office of Mayor in the City of Merrill and has also decided not to seek re-election as alderperson in Merrill 2nd district.
The spring election is being held in the City of Merrill, on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. Candidates must have nomination papers filed by 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014. The offices of Mayor, City Clerk, Street and Weed Commissioner Joint Municipal Judge and all 8 districts of Merrill Alderpersons are open for election. The terms for mayor and alderperson begin on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014. The terms for all other offices begin on May 1st, 2014. The terms for all alderpersons are two years, and the terms for all other offices are four years. Nomination papers are available from the Merrill City Clerk at City Hall, 1004 East First Street.