A special election is being held for District 13 of the Milwaukee Common Council on August 13. Patty Doherty and Scott Spiker are facing off in the special general election. The two candidates advanced past a seven-way primary on July 16. Spiker earned 44.5% of the vote in the primary, while Doherty earned 24.7% of the vote.
The seat became vacant after Terry Witkowski resigned on May 30. Witkowski had represented the district since 2003. Spiker began working as a legislative aide to Witkowski in 2015. Doherty is a legislative aide to District 8 Alderman Bob Donovan.
Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and the 31st-largest city in the U.S. by population. Milwaukee’s city council has 15 members.