The mayoral match-up is the same as in April 2012, when Nieuwenhuis topped Schroeder for the position.
Mel Nieuwenhuis (I)
Address: 720 Parish St.
Job: Nieuwenhuis Brothers Disposal — garbage hauler
Education: graduate of Delavan-Darien High School
Community service: Advisory council board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County, co-founder of Mary’s Room, Civil War Monument Restoration Committee member, DDHS Booster Club member, Relay for Life, president of the Spring Grove Cemetery Board
Elected positions: 2nd District alderman, 1996 to 1998 and 2001; mayor, 2002 to present
Major campaign issue: Top priorities are the revitalization of our downtown, dog track property, empty industrial park No. 6, city budget, reducing debt, holding the line on taxes. If improvements are made in these areas, we will increase business and economic growth, tourism and jobs and (it will mean) less taxes for the citizens of Delavan.
Ryan J. Schroeder
Address: 510 S. Seventh St.
Job: chief of staff to state Rep. Josh Zepnick
Education: Delavan-Darien High School graduate, bachelor’s degree in administration and public policy from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Community service: member and former president of the Delavan Lions club, member and former president of the Delavan-Darien Kiwanis club, member of the Delavan Historical Society and the Walworth County Historical Society
Elected positions: Delavan alderman from 1999 to 2009 and 2011 to present
Major campaign issue: I have several issues: Bring businesses to the city that will provide new jobs and good wages to sustain a family. Continue my work as chairman of the Downtown Revitalization Committee, working with others to market the downtown to fill up open storefronts while we preserve our history and what makes Delavan unique. Make sure we have a clean, safe environment that not only we are proud of, but will encourage others to want to live and raise a family here.