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Apply for a seat on Madison’s Common Council

A seat has opened up on Madison’s Common Council, now eligible District 19 residents are invited to apply for the position.

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Changes are on the horizon for Madison’s Common Council. | Photo by 608today

Due to family health issues, Alder Kristen Slack of Madison’s District 19 has resigned from the Common Council, effective January 10.

Now, eligible residents of District 19 are encouraged to submit applications to fill the vacant position until the term concludes on April 15, 2025.

“The mission of the Common Council is to represent the residents of Madison by promoting the safety, health, and general well-being of the community by incorporating the City’s core values into their work with currently available resources.”
- Madison’s Common Council Mission Statement

Application process

Important dates:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 9 | Applications due by 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 | Applicant interviews and voting process

Interested Madisonians must email an application to with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Resume, including education, work, neighborhood, and civic experience
  • A statement on why you wish to serve
  • A statement of what you wish to accomplish
  • A statement on whether you plan to run for alder in the Spring 2025 election