John Fox

John Fox, candidate for City Council, District 2

The city of Kenosha is accepting applications for 2nd District alderman.

Former Ald. John Fox served for the past three years before resigning on Feb. 8 due to family obligations. The City Council approved his resignation on Feb. 20.

Instead of holding a special election, the council will use a secret ballot next month to select his replacement, according to Ald. Jan Michalski.

“You could have a special election but that costs money, and by the time the process would be done it would be summer,” Michalski said. “I think a secret ballot (election) is appropriate.”

Applications are available at and will be accepted through March 27.

Those interested must be a qualified elector of the district, which is comprised of Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Applicants should be available to appear before the council on April 1 to answer questions relative to their qualifications.

The term is through April 20, 2020.

Former Ald. Rhonda Jenkins served the district from 2014-16. She did not seek re-election in 2016 due to family obligations. Jenkins has announced she will apply for the vacancy.

The council, which meets on the first and third Monday of each month, is comprised of Mayor John Antaramian and 17 aldermen.

Aldermanic elections are held on the first Tuesday of April in even-numbered years.