A Delavan City Council incumbent is seeking re-election in a contested race April 2, while two incumbents are running unopposed.

Alderman Ron Henriott will face Luis Solis in the District 1 race. Alderman Ryan Schroeder and Alderwoman Carri Deschner-Brandt have no opposition in District 3 and District 2, respectively.

Henriott, 74, is a retired machinist and has sporadically held various elected city posts since 1984, including a stint as mayor from 1992 to 2002.

Henriott pointed to new and emerging development in Delavan as his reason to seek re-election. City ordinances and codes also will need an overhaul in the near future, he said.

Solis, 38, a residential contractor, said there is “a lot of work to do downtown.” Solis wants to attract and incentivize new businesses in downtown Delavan, and he stressed the need to have a council that “really represents our community.”

Solis said he can communicate with Hispanic business owners because he is Hispanic and bilingual. He owns a multiservice business downtown that offers consulting services and helps Spanish-speaking people communicate, he said.

Members of the city council serve two-year terms.

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