Thank you for your support

Thank you for your support

The last 24 hours have certainly been a whirlwind. Election day came, along with an early spring winter storm, and when the results were counted, I won the honor of serving as your city councilperson. When I started the campaign almost fours months prior, I had no...
Candidate Profiles

Candidate Profiles

My little postcards are popping up all over the neighborhood. In this last week of campaigning for the Wausau City Council election, I’m committed to walking every street in the district. But with the matters of time, and unfortunately the weather, I may not hit...
Common Council Update for March 27, 2018

Common Council Update for March 27, 2018

This week’s council update is actually three meetings in one. On this evening the Finance Committee, Economic Development Committee, and Common Council met consecutively. Of the three meetings, there are a few notable items. Finance Committee Taking up a good...
Video: Introducing Michael Martens

Video: Introducing Michael Martens

I’m Michael Martens and I’m running for Wausau City Council. As I knock doors in Wausau’s District 2, I’m frequently asked the question “why am I running for City Council.” The answer is simple: Wausau is a great place to live, but I believe we can make it better. I...
Dedication

Dedication

Since making my announcement last December to run for Wausau City Council, I’ve attended every full common council meeting and over 80% of the standing committee and commission meetings. This regular attendance is two-fold: not only am I up to speed on the...
On the Ballot: State Treasurer Amendment

On the Ballot: State Treasurer Amendment

One item you will see on the ballot this April 3rd is a question about the elimination of the State Treasurer. The position of State Treasurer is in the Wisconsin Constitution, and it has been an office of state government since we were a Territory, more than 170...
Wausau Early Voting March 19 – 30, 2018

Wausau Early Voting March 19 – 30, 2018

Can’t make it to the polls on Tuesday, April 3rd? No worries, early voting in Wausau Wisconsin runs from Monday March 19 to Friday March 30, 2018. All that is required is that you visit the polling location at City Hall at 407 Grant Street, Monday – Friday...
Sunshine Week and Transparency

Sunshine Week and Transparency

March 11-17, 2018 marks the annual celebration of Sunshine Week. The American Society of News Editors created this event to “highlight the access to public information and what it means for you and your community.” When we think of ‘sunshine’...

Endorsements for Michael Martens

We are glad and excited to announce that Michael Martens for Wausau District 2 City Council has been endorsed by the following groups: Wisconsin Progress Marathon County Central Labor Council AFL/CIO Marathon County Democratic Party Endorsements are an important part...
Common Council Update for March 13, 2018

Common Council Update for March 13, 2018

The agenda was light and the meeting went quick. Here a couple of highlights from the March 13 City Council meeting: The city approves their role in the Marathon County emergency operations plan. This formalizes a process and structure in how city departments will...