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Liebert circulating council papers

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Gazette Staff
December 7, 2010
— Sam Liebert, 25, of 234 N. Terrace St., is circulating nomination papers to run for the Janesville City Council.

Four seats are open in the April 5 election.


Incumbent Bill Truman will not seek re-election. Two incumbents, George Brunner and Russ Steeber, will seek another two-year term, while Frank Perrotto is undecided.


Liebert is a student at UW-Rock County, where he is majoring in history. He most recently worked for the Democratic National Committee in Milwaukee County, where he was regional field director coordinating Sen. Russ Feingold’s and Mayor Tom Barrett’s campaigns.


Before that, Liebert for a year was special assistant and deputy White House liaison to Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture.


Liebert has taken out papers for council twice before.


In 2007, Liebert gathered nomination signatures but his name was not listed on the April ballot because he had the wrong address on his circulation papers. He filed candidacy papers in 2006 but dropped out of the race.


Residents who want to run for a seat on the council must pick up nomination papers at City Hall, 18 N. Jackson St. They must gather no fewer than 200 but no more than 400 signatures and file the papers by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4.



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