New Berlin mayor nixes reelection bid, citing health concerns

NEW BERLIN – Village of New Berlin Mayor Wade Schrag retracted his reelection bid Wednesday, citing health-related issues.

Ambulance crews were called to the mayor’s home Friday night after his wife called 911 and reported a medical emergency.

“As many of you may have heard already, I recently had a rather dramatic event occur with my health, which had a very emotional impact on my family. After much consideration, I have come to realize that I need to put my health and my family first. In an effort to allow myself to recover, and to be able to spend more quality time with my family, I am officially withdrawing myself from the re-election campaign,” said Schrag in an announcement yesterday.

Schrag is in his first two-year term as mayor and was in the midst of a write-in campaign for another term.

Schrag completed his petition by the deadline Feb. 9, but a review by the village clerk found unregistered voters had signed it, making their names ineligible. As a result, Schrag’s name, nor any other, will not appear on the March 15 ballot.

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