Paul Soglin


Current mayor of Madison, Wisconsin. Soglin served as mayor from 1973-1979, again from 1989-1997, and from 2011 to the present. Soglin also served on Madison's Common Council from 1968-1972.

Mayor Paul Soglin announces retirement from city hall more

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Even before Paul Soglin announced July 17 that he will retire as mayor when his term expires in April, three candidates were vying for his seat. more

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Dylan Brogan

Paul Soglin says he won’t seek another term as Madison’s mayor. But he’s still certain he’ll be the next governor of Wisconsin. more


Gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys got the most votes in a straw poll at the Democratic Party’s state convention last weekend. But she’s been out of state office for a few years now. In today’s anti-incumbent climate, that should work in her favor. more

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Democrats should reward candidates who campaign cheerfully, work hard and answer tough questions that have a right to be asked. more

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Officials from Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, find inspiration and sympathetic ears on a tour of Madison. more


Madison will host officials from hurricane-damaged Toa Baja, Puerto Rico later this month, with the hope that they can learn some tips on developing a local economy. more



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Citizen Dave has some tips for Paul Soglin’s supper-club campaign, considering Soglin doesn’t really strike you as a supper club kind of guy. more

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David Michael Miller

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says after 50 years in politics, his next act will be to take down Gov. Scott Walker. Is his quiet campaign crazy enough to work? more

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Like Bernie Sanders, Paul Soglin is appealing to progressives because he is blunt and somewhat aggressive. But Soglin’s anti-war protesting days could come back to haunt him in a general election. more

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Dylan Brogan

Democrats see 2018 as the year Wisconsin voters turn on Gov. Scott Walker. At a forum in Madison, nine potential Democratic challengers outlined a state with better schools, increased healthcare access and legal weed. more


A new poll shows Tony Evers in the lead, with Kathleen Vinehout and Paul Soglin following. When it comes to raising money, Mahlon Mitchell and Matt Flynn are doing surprisingly well. more

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While watching this week’s Common Council meeting, Isthmus staff writer Dylan Brogan used Google’s Arts & Culture app to find the fine art doppelgängers of Madison’s alders and mayor. The results do not disappoint. more

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Dylan Brogan

Mayor Paul Soglin joins a host of other Democrats vying for the chance to take on Scott Walker. more

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President Trump manages to suck the oxygen from the room, elbowing aside other news. Stuff happens that nobody notices. But 2017 was a banner year for Cheap Shots, Isthmus’ annual tradition of delivering low blows to worthy recipients. more

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Mayor Paul Soglin vetoed a beer and wine license for the new Taco Bell Cantina. But even if the Common Council overrides the veto, the State Street fast food joint won’t serve its popular booze-spiked “Twisted Freezes.” more

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Ald. Mark Clear may face an ethics complaint for not disclosing his stock ownership in Exact Sciences, a Madison tech company that recently won city-support to develop a new laboratory and warehouse. more

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Todd Hubler

After a record 11 homicides in 2017, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin wants 18 new high resolution cameras installed to catch “people who are firing guns.” more

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While the latest proposal to retire the debt of the Overture Center for the Performing Arts was dismissed by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and the city's Board of Estimates, the discussion does not end there. more


Already the county is on the scene with its Joining Forces for Families program to coordinate school and social service help for struggling families. But absent is a city commitment to a full-time Neighborhood Resource Team. more