Mequon Race for Mayor

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  • Wirth Announces His Candidacy

    Alderman of the 4th Congressional District, John Wirth, announced in April of 2018 that he would be running for mayor of Mequon.
  • Schneider Announces His Candidacy

    Alderman of the 6th Congressional District, Brian Schneider, announced in December of 2018 that he would be running for mayor of Mequon.
  • Rebholz Announces Her Candidacy

    Cheryle Rebholz, former member of the Mequon-Thiensville school board and local business owner, opposed many of John Wirth's policies and decided to challenge him for mayor.
  • Steinbrenner Withdraws from Race

    On Jan. 28, 2019, Kim Steinbrenner withdrew from the mayoral race after originally filing to have her name listed on the ballot. Steinbrenner went on to endorse Rebholz.
  • Primary Election

    The primary election was held in Mequon and narrowed the field from three candidates to two.
  • Wirth Leads After Primary

    Candidate John Wirth led the race after the primary election. Wirth received 1,936 votes (just over 60%).
  • Schneider in 2nd After Primary

    Candidate Brian Schneider received the second most votes in the primary election, securing his place as Wirth's competitor. Schneider received 781 votes (just over 25%).
  • Rebholz Eliminated from Race

    Cheryle Rebholz was eliminated from the race after the primary election. Rebholz received only 414 votes (just under 13%).
  • Election Day

    On April 2, voters had the opportunity to choose Mequon’s new mayor. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m. The ballot contained candidates Brian Schneider and John Wirth. Roughly 48% of citizens turned out to vote.
  • Wirth Wins Election

    John Wirth won the election to become the next mayor of Mequon. Wirth received 4,704 total votes (roughly 58%).