THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
City Peshtigo Elects First Woman Mayor
Cathi Malke, 57, became the first female mayor of the City of Peshtigo since it officially became a city on April 18, 1903 as a result of the Tuesday, April 1, election.
Malke, a six year member of the city council, defeated Mark Konrad, 59, by a vote of 251 to 218.
The citys first mayor was J.N. Aubin who was first elected on May 16, 1903.
History was also made as women are mayors of the cities of Marinette and Oconto.
Malke will officially take over the reins of city government when she is seated at the Tuesday, April 15, reorganizational meeting of the City Council. Until then she will be busy making up her list of appointments of alderpersons to various council committees as well as citizens to other committees.
The race for mayor developed when Mayor Al Krizenesky announced he would not seek a third term of two years.
Peshtigo will also have a new First District Alderperson as Dave Marquardt was elected unopposed for the post. The incumbent, Tim Colburn did not seek re-election.
Returning to the council will be former Third District Alderperson Mary Lock. She had been defeated in an re-election attempt two years earlier by Alderperson Deb Sievert. Lock will take the seat of Malke who did not seek re-election in order to run for mayor.
The makup of the council will include three women and three men.