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.

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

Jan 31, 2018 10:18 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments


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

Jan 29, 2018 3:44 PM News

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

Jan 23, 2018 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 10 Comments

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

Jan 18, 2018 1:39 PM News 3 Comments


Dylan Brogan

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

Jan 10, 2018 2:55 PM News 2 Comments


Art by David Michael Miller

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

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments

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

Oct 17, 2017 10:08 PM News 1 Comments


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

Oct 12, 2017 5:02 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin says Madison is being hit with a deluge of “horrendous” legislation from the state and the feds. Don’t say Soglin didn’t warn you. He probably had a press conference about it. more

Sep 28, 2017 6:10 AM News 1 Comments

Incidents of “shots fired” are up 63 percent in Madison compared to last year. The city is on track for a record number of homicides. But officials don’t agree on how to stop the violence. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin made a sloppy mistake right out of the gate. If he’s serious about running for governor, he needs to step up his game. more

Jul 11, 2017 9:57 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

If the playbook worked for Bernie, it can work for Soglin. more

Jun 9, 2017 5:00 AM Madland 6 Comments

After nearly seven hours of testimony and debate and over strong opposition from some neighbors, members of the Madison Common Council vote 12-7 to approve the controversial Olbrich Park biergarten. more

Mar 8, 2017 1:19 PM News 2 Comments

Most city operations in Madison could mostly run on renewable energy in as little as five years. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

Ald. Shiva Bidar-Sielaff wants Madison to designate the Common Council a “safe space” where all residents will be safe and protected. But the gesture is dividing council over a resolution condemning President Trump’s immigration crackdown. more

Feb 3, 2017 4:20 PM News 1 Comments

A new police station and public market weren’t the only issues during this year’s city budget debate. Mayor Soglin says his effort to improve equity in the city’s workforce was thwarted by Ald. Cheeks. Is it the first salvo in the 2019 mayor’s race? more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

As President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill his inner circle with extremists, Madison will likely have to face more tough choices on immigration and other public policy issues. The city council and mayor should take the lead. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


Dylan Brogan

He might not like the man, but Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is on board with Trump’s plan to make America great again. more

Nov 11, 2016 8:00 PM News 6 Comments

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

Jan 22, 2009 3:00 PM Opinion

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

Aug 30, 2007 3:00 PM Opinion