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Douglas County Board Member Announces Candidacy for Superior Mayor

Created: 08/28/2014 11:12 PM WDIO.com

6th District Douglas County Board Member Jim Paine announced his his candidacy in the Superior mayoral race on Thursday. 

At a press conference at the Richard I Bong Historical Center, the former University of Wisconsin - Superior history student said his love for the environment is what makes him passionate about politics. 

He laid out his platform Thursday: "I believe in protecting our environment, in promoting local business, and in building an efficient. safe. and self-reliant city for the 21st century."

Superior City Councilor Greg Mertzig is also planning to run for mayor. He is expected to make a formal announcement September 14. 

Mertzig and Paine will face off against current Mayor Bruce Hagen in November's election.

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