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.

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. Read 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. Read more



Todd Hubler

Former Mayor Paul Soglin said alcohol licenses are a privilege, not a right. However, Taco Bell Cantina proved you can fight city hall. Read more




Enough people were ready for a change and all Satya Rhodes-Conway had to do was prove herself able to do the job. She did that easily, able to tout three terms on the council, and her work with the Mayors Innovation Project. Read more

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Victoria Davis

A group funded by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has paid for $47,000 worth of mailers for challenger Satya Rhodes-Conway, while developers, CEOs and real estate agents are chipping in big for Mayor Paul Soglin. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Madison is in much deeper debt today than it was eight years ago when Dave Cieslewicz left the mayor’s office. Mayor Paul Soglin and challenger Satya Rhodes-Conway give their take on the city’s debt situation. Read more

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Chelsey Dequaine

Racism, mass transit, the public market and temperament were all debated at Isthmus’ mayoral debate. Read more

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Amy Stocklein / Victoria Davis

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says he has the experience to tackle Madison’s challenges. Challenger Satya Rhodes-Conway says it’s time to give someone else a shot. The election is less than three weeks away. Read more

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Mayor Paul Soglin won the mayoral primary but with only 28 percent of the vote. That’s not good news for an incumbent. Read more

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Amy Stocklein

Mayor Paul Soglin and Satya Rhodes-Conway will square off in the general election on April 2. Staff writer Dylan Brogan reports on the candidates’ polar opposite campaign parties. Read more


Next year we can start putting “former” in front of “Governor” when we write about Scott Walker. And there is even more to look forward to. Read more

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Art by David Michael Miller

For four decades Isthmus has been putting together below-the-belt annual rewards for bad behavior. Not surprisingly, there is never a shortage of material. Read more

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It's the year 3019. There's Soglin, announcing the city's new intergalactic spaceport! Read more

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Madison Mayor Paul Soglin conducted a poll last week that singled out who he, presumably, considers to be his main competition in next year’s mayoral race. Soglin has never lost a reelection campaign (he’s had five). Read more

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Hizzoner argues his approach to Madison’s flood threat covers the “complexity” of the causes and solutions to flooding; a Catholic remains faithful through “poor leadership” of Bishop Morlino, who recently died. Read more



David Michael Miller

Paul Soglin’s decision to reverse course and run again for mayor was the least surprising surprise announcement imaginable. He has pulled these moves before. Read more



Dylan Brogan

Paul Soglin has upset the apple cart in next year’s race for Madison mayor. His opponents say he’s been mayor long enough. Read more

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Mayor Paul Soglin announces retirement from city hall Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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