Paul Skidmore, the 9th District alder for the City of Madison, has announced his bid for reelection to the Madison Common Council. Skidmore was first elected in April 2001 and has been re-elected every two years since then.
“The role of an alder is to represent their constituent’s interests, help solve their problems, answer their questions, and advocate for them at City Hall. I have been an effective advocate for them over the past 19+ years, and I have enjoyed my service to them.”
“Without a doubt, public safety is Job #1,” Ald. Skidmore said. “Everyone suffers — black and white, rich and poor — if our neighborhoods are not safe. Downtown Madison is boarded over, our sidewalks are littered with spent shell casings, running gun battles in stolen cars are roiling our streets, innocents are dying. It is time to stop the war on police and protect our neighborhoods.”
Skidmore believes that his support for public safety has attracted political opponents. He believes that he has been unfairly criticized on social and print media by his detractors who have claimed that he is racist and misogynist. He also believes that he and other alders have been targeted because of their support for public safety and the Madison Police Department.
Paul Skidmore has lived with his wife in the Tamarack neighborhood for the past 19 years. He has been a resident of the 9th District for 25 years and a Madison resident since 1983. Skidmore is a licensed, practicing landscape architect and active in a number of community organizations, including the Madison Area Jail Ministry and Mount Olive Lutheran Church.