City Councilor Information

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Councilor Ledin

  Nicholas Ledin, 1st District    5819 Oakes Avenue  •   218-428-6080  •   Term ends April 2024 

Councilor Ledin is a lifelong Superior resident, residing in 1st District for over 30 years. Nick’s parents and grandparents also live in 1st District, so he is honored and humbled to serve the district that has shaped his life. A political science major from UWS, Councilor Ledin has passion for government and service to his community. Married to his wife Jackie for over 10 years with children Oliver 11, Wesley 8, Maggie 6, and Jack 5. In his spare time, Nick enjoys working in his garden and golfing at Nemadji Golf Course.

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    Jennifer Van Sickle, 2nd District     4316 E 3rd Street, #6  •   907-738-2891  •   Term ends April 2023

Councilor Van Sickle is Tlingit/Athabascan Sheet’ka Kwaan kiks.ádi, yéil. She currently serves as the Council Vice President. She enjoys her work with the Lions Club, St. Mary’s Auxiliary, and volunteering as a Team Leader with Superior Days—as well as UWS’ SW Advisory Council. This spring, Jenny was able to run a polling site as a Chief Election Inspector, and is active in voter outreach efforts. She is delighted to be recognized by the WI Leadership Summit, with 37 of her colleagues, as one of the most influential Natives in the state. Most recently, Councilor Van Sickle completed a four part D.E.A. program on the science of opioid addiction and prevention.

Councilor Bender

  Warren Bender, 3rd District    2428 Ogden Avenue  •  218-590-4464  •   Term ends April 2024

Lifelong Superior resident, Warren Bender taught Spanish for 36 years in Duluth – he speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Serbian. Councilor Bender has been a Council member since 2008. He currently serves on Metropolitan Interstate Council, Development Association, Public Safety Committee, Douglas County Historical Society, and Library Board. Warren is also a member of Elks Club and Eagles Club, and is a former Rotary member. Councilor Bender has been married for 47 years, has three children, and six grandkids.

Councilor Sweeney

  Jack Sweeney, 4th District    1601 E 6th Street  •  715-398-6512  •   Term ends April 2023

Councilor Jack Sweeney first joined the City Council in 2013 after serving five years on the Douglas County Board. Born and raised in Superior's East End, his background prior to government service is in accounting and business administration. Councilor Sweeney serves on the City-County Committee, Finance Committee, Golf Course Committee, Human Resource Committee, and Planning Commission.


Councilor Fennessey

  Brent Fennessey, 5th District    810 E 3rd Street  •  218-348-1779  •   Term ends April 2024

Brent has had the pleasure of serving the 5th district as their City Councilor since 2016, serving as both the Council President and Council Vice President. A lifelong resident of Superior, he and his wife, Ashley, are raising their 3 daughters in the Central Park neighborhood. His desire to see his daughters also choose Superior in their adult life drives him to make policy decisions today, that effect the future generations in a positive way. In his free time, Brent enjoys boating on Lake Superior with his family, fishing and just about anything outdoors.

Councilor Elm

  Tylor Elm, 6th District    1211 Hammond Avenue  •  218-461-0356  •   Term ends April 2023

Councilor Elm has served the citizens of Superior for over 4 years, and is currently the Council President. Born and raised in the area, Tylor has always been heavily involved in the community by helping others all while growing his computer business, discoverpc.NET. He serves in a variety of organizations such as the Superior Rotary Club, the Development Association, and the Superior Spooktacular. Councilor Elm currently co-chairs the city’s Finance Committee, and helped originate – and currently chair – the city’s Communication and Information Technology Committee. He believes in responsive government and that we should always be looking for ways to improve.

Councilor Ludwig

  Ruth Ludwig, 7th District    1629 Lamborn Avenue  •  715-394-4877  •   Term ends April 2024

A thirty-year resident of Superior, Councilor Ludwig is currently serving in her third term on the council. A retired teacher, mother of three and grandmother of six, Ruth originally ran for City Council to foster diversity, change, and bettering the everyday lives of Superior residents. Ruth continues to advocate for improvements to our parks, urban forest, and landscape, as well as improving pedestrian mobility and safety, especially during the winter months. Ruth currently spends much of her leisure time continuing to build and improve the Oakes Avenue Community Garden.

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  Mike Herrick, 8th District    2706 North 22nd Street  •  218-428-8037  •   Term ends April 2023

 Mike was born and raised in Superior.  He has been involved in the community working with youth as a coach for over 30 years.  He is currently involved with the Boy Scouts of America.  He graduated from UW-Superior with a degree in Corporate and Community Health.  He has been employed with Super One for over 27 years.  He is happy to be able to serve his district in Billings Park where he has resided with his family for over 30 years.  He and his wife, Dede, are the proud parents of 4 children and have 7 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family and likes to run in his spare time.

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  Mark Johnson, 9th District    7 Bennington Road  •  715-718-0616  •   Term ends April 2024

Mark works at Superior High School as a teacher and coordinator focused on improving the student experience and reducing risks. He previously co-founded a company focused on providing life skills and community engagement for adults with disabilities. In addition to his other volunteer work, Mark is the coordinator for the Tony G. 3-on-3 Memorial Basketball Tournament, which he has helped run since 2005. He received his MS in Education and BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He lives in Billings Park with his wife Anndrea Ploeger and 1-year old son Gus.

Councilor Graskey

  Lindsey Graskey, 10th District    1305 Broadway Avenue  •  218-428-3114  •  Term ends April 2023

Lindsey is part owner of Spirit Room located on Broadway in Superior’s Old City Hall. Her small business experience of 20+ years helps with the understanding of how our small business community is vital to a successful city. Lindsey is an advocate of the arts with a strong passion in public art & it’s ability to connect while creating value to unique spaces in Superior. Representing the North End’s tight knit neighborhood to it’s industrial shoreline is what Lindsey looks forward to most in her service on council.

 


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