Some of the election’s losers are tucking their campaign signs away neatly in the hopes of using them again one day.
Alderman Tom De Wane who who lost his re-election bid to Veronica Corpus-Dax.
De Wane is one of the most prominent names that did not retain his seat in city council.
He has been Green Bay’s council president for 12 years, saying there is no time to feel sorry for yourself in politics.
“I’m going to help her out,” said Tom De Wane, Green Bay’s council president. “Let her know where I left off. There’s still a lot of things that can be done and I’m going to answer any question that she has.”
A few voters on the street told me, they became bored with all the hostility in city hall.
“The people just made a statement,” said De Wane. “Listen, nobody is safe. You’re all vulnerable. And that’s what happened.”
De Wane became a casualty during this cycle, but he has got his sights set on a different position–mayor.
“Yes, I’ll say it flat out,” he said. “We are seriously talking about it. But right now, I’m taking it all in. I just lost an election and, like I said, nobody wants to lose.”
This changing of the guard has not deflated De Wane’s desire to try again.
“Even the ones that voted against me,” he said. “I respect them all. I just want them to know that I loved every minute of it.”
Another one of the noteworthy names knocked off of council is Alderman Guy Zima.
After repeated attempts for comment, he apparently has no comment on the outcome of the election.
He lost his District 9 seat to Brian Johnson.