Ten candidates wanted the job of mayor of La Crosse. Two won the primary, and they are campaigning to the finish line April 6. Here is some of our coverage topped with the Tribune Q&A with Vicki Markussen and Mitch Reynolds.
- Olivia Herken
"I never anticipated that volunteering my time to help improve our community would negatively impact my life, safety and health, but it has. In recent weeks, I have been singled out by law enforcement leaders and publicly identified as an enemy of the police," Striebel said in a statement.
"I don't believe that the average voter thinks we're going to cut our way to more safety, in terms of the safety that they see," said candidate Vicki Markussen.
Candidates for La Crosse Mayor made their cases to the area's business community Monday, during a forum with the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.
"I'm used to leading teams of people, I'm used to listening to diverse voices," Markussen told the Tribune editorial board Tuesday.
Both candidates, who are former broadcast journalists, said they had not donated to any campaigns, except for a one-off for Markussen she said was related to her work.
As the two remaining candidates for mayor of La Crosse find ways to differentiate between one another, one candidate said his time hosting a s…
Both candidates have journalism and business experience, with an open door for the city to elect its first female mayor.
Candidate Vicki Markussen has raised and spent nearly twice as much as opponent Mitch Reynolds, just less than one week ahead of Election Day.