NEW: Vilhauer not running for re-election to Watertown City Council (Audio)

March 3, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–City elections in Watertown won’t be held until June 20th this year, but one person has wasted no time in making their intentions known.

Ward E Councilman Glen Vilhauer has announced he will NOT be running for re-election…

Vilhauer says making the announcement early was by design…

KWAT News asked Vilhauer was he’s enjoyed about his public service as a councilman….

Vilhauer says accomplishments during his eight years on the council include getting a new ice arena built, transitioning to a city manager-led form of government, stabilizing air service and reconstructing 10th Avenue North.

The terms of councilmen Colin Paulsen and Dan Schutte are also up in June.

Candidates interested in running can begin circulating petitions on April 11th to get their name on the ballot.