The spring 2016 election will be here before we know it and, at that time, the Prairie du Chien Common Council looks to be shaken up some.
Mayor Dave Hemmer, a three-term incumbent, will face a challenger this time around as John Chaffee has filed a declaration of candidacy and campaign registration form.
Also, the third district and fifth district have no one running at this time unless someone from the public steps forward to file nomination papers. Kyle Kozelka, who came on the council in 2011, has resigned his seat in the third district, effective Dec. 31. Though the council has decided to seek interested individuals for possible appointment, the seat will be on the April ballot regardless. In the fifth district, Jean Titlbach has decided not to run for re-election. She has held her position since 2008.