The city of Ladysmith will hold a special election this fall to elect a new mayor.

The election will be to fill the vacancy that resulted when Mayor-elect Alan Brandon Christianson declined to take the oath of office after he previously accepted the position of city administrator. As a city employee, state law prohibits him from holding elected office with the city.

The elected mayor then will serve the remainder of the term.

The term for mayor will begin ion the third Tuesday in November, running form Nov. 17 to April 18, 2022.

The first day to circulate nomination papers is Friday, May 1. The deadline for filing nomination papers is 5 p.m., Monday, June 1 in the office of the city clerk.

If a primary election is necessary the primary will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

The April 7 city mayoral race ended with Christianson at 411 votes, write-in James West at 232 votes and write-in Kalvin Vacho with 47 votes.

The city council recently appointed Ald. Allen Hraban to serve as acting mayor until holding a special election and swearing in a new mayor.

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