Ladysmith Mayor Alan Christianson submitted his resignation from the position late Friday, announcing he would seek the city administrator position currently held by his father.
In a Facebook post to his page, Christianson stated, "After consulting with Mrs. Christianson, former professional colleagues and after many sleepless nights going over the pros and cons and trying to weigh every possible scenario, I came to the decision that I would give it a shot and apply for the administrator position."
"Per Wisconsin State Statute I am not allowed to hold elected office for the City while applying for an employed position with the same level of government. This is why I am announcing my resignation today. After submitting my resignation, I turned in my application by the 5 pm deadline," Christianson wrote.
Christianson was first elected mayor in 2018. He is currently seeking re-election to a second term.
His father, Al Christianson, the current city administrator is running for 4th district alderman.
"The position of Administrator is not a given. Hiring is up to the full City Council after recommendation by the 3 member Personnel Committee. If I am unsuccessful in gaining employment as the Administrator, I hope to return as Mayor in April, 2020 and will happily work alongside a new Administrator for the good of the community. I will remain on the ballot for the Spring, 2020 election and would appreciate your continued support on election day," Christianson wrote on Facebook.
Read the post at the following link: