Stacy and Paul Ybarra share electronic election
results with Brian Running, center showing that
Running was leading the race for Waukesha City
Attorney by over 60 percent last night. Running with
his family, friends and supporters gathered at
Sprizzo’s on Main Street to await the final outcome
of the election.
to The Freeman
Local attorney Brian Running will serve as Waukesha’s first
new city attorney in almost three decades after defeating
challenger Rick Congdon by 1,743 votes.
received 5,195 votes, or about 60 percent, to Congdon’s
3,452 votes, or about 40 percent.
over on May 1.
couldn’t be reached for comment by press time.
serving as the city’s top legal advisor since 1986, Curt
Meitz decided not to run for re-election this year because
of health concerns and a desire to spend more time with his
has been an attorney for almost 25 years, and has said he’s
been involved in just about any kind of legal matter under
the sun, with exceptions of divorces and criminal defense.
These days he mainly focuses on counseling businesses and
representing businesses and individuals before government
his experience is “very analogous” to what the city attorney
said he’s heavily involved in the community, from emceeing
the Wednesday night jazz shows at Cutler Park to serving as
secretary/ treasurer to the Waukesha Parks Foundation and
congratulated Running on a “good, clean campaign” and
thanked his own supporters for all their support.
Waukesha city attorney*
Running - 5,195 votes (60%)
Congdon - 3,452 votes (40%)
totals are unofficial until canvassed