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Demonstrated Experience

Proven Results

Respected Leader

“I am running for mayor because I love Kenosha. It is humbling to live alongside resilient, hardworking people who build up and care for each other–individually, through local organizations, and in faith communities across our city. I believe elected leaders must partner with and nurture these bonds in every neighborhood. 

 

Kenosha is transforming as new developments and urban renewal initiatives kick into high gear. My experiences in both public and private sector development will serve our community well in the years ahead.  It has been a privilege to work with our dedicated staff at City Hall, who continually bring their talents, hard work, and experience to the services they provide throughout our community. I am grateful for the courage of men and women protecting us as first responders, the hard work and creativity of our parks and public works employees, and the hundreds of other people who give their best, day after day, to maintain and enhance our quality of life. 

 

As your Mayor, I will work every day to establish our shared vision for Kenosha’s future. I believe through respectful and collaborative partnerships we can and will create the change we want to see, together.”  – Lydia Spottswood

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Moving Kenosha Forward

PUBLIC SAFETY

Building relationships to help our city operate safely, efficiently and equitably.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Economic stability for community members and

businesses.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Tackling the need for safe, affordable housing throughout our city.

QUALITY OF LIFE

Environmental Stewardship, Parks & Historic 

 Preservation improve our quality of life. 

Lydia Spottswood for City of Kenosha Mayor

"As a nurse, mother, and grandmother, I believe every child deserves to grow up

in a healthy community, a place that is   welcoming, inclusive, and sustainable."  

LYDIA SPOTTSWOOD

Experience

Lydia Spottswood for Mayor

Volunteer Service

I have had the privilege of serving as a volunteer and on Boards of Directors (BOD) in numerous not-for-profit organizations.  These experiences have included:

  • President Medical Auxiliary United States Army Europe [Wurzburg Germany],

  • President Kenosha County Medical Auxiliary,

  • American Association of University Women Kenosha Branch BOD,

  • UW Parkside Benevolent Foundation BOD,

  • Kenosha Area Soccer League BOD.  

Over the past 6 years I’ve served as Building and Grounds Chair of the Southport Park Association BOD.  


As an Elder and Chair of our Building and Grounds Committee
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I led a $750K building expansion at First Presbyterian Church, Kenosha.  

 

Over the past decade I have served 39 churches in southeast Wisconsin as a commissioner in the Milwaukee Presbytery.

Current Mayoral Volunteer Appointments 

  • City of Kenosha Plan Commissioner

  • Redevelopment Authority City of Kenosha

  • Community Development Block Grant Committee

  • Home Commissioner

  • Chair City of Kenosha Board of Review

Elected Office

  • Alderperson 3rd District Kenosha (Ret)

  • Past President Kenosha Common Council

  • Democratic Party Nominee First Congressional District Wisconsin

1996 and 1998

Previous Aldermanic Positions 

  • Chair Public Safety and Welfare Committee 

  • Chair Historic Preservation Commission

  • Chair City of Kenosha Legislative Commission 

  • Finance Committee 

  • City Plan Commissioner

  • Park Commissioner 

  • Harbor Commissioner 

  • Lakefront Development Committee

  • Marina Negotiating Committee

 

Education

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • University of Virginia

 

Health Care 

  • Head Nurse Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgical Team

Children's Hospital National Medical Center ​

  • Head Nurse University of Virginia Hospital Department of Surgery

  • Chair Kenosha Community Health Center Development Task Force

  • Founding Executive Director Kenosha Community Health Center

 

State of Wisconsin Appointments

  • Eastern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center System

Board of Directors (Ret)

  • State of Wisconsin Area Health Education Center System

Board of Directors (Ret)

Local and National Awards

  • Kenosha County Medical Society Community Service Award 1996

  • Congressional Service Award 1996

  • Who’s Who of American Women 2007    

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