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Paul Soglin

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Madison, Wisconsin Mayor, At-Large (1973 - 1979)

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Paul Soglin (Nonpartisan) is a former Mayor of Madison in Wisconsin. Soglin was defeated in the general election on April 2, 2019. He was in office from 2011 to 2019.

Soglin previously held the office of mayor in Madison from 1973 to 1979 and 1989 to 1997. He also ran for Mayor in 2003, but lost to Dave Cieslewicz. After stating in July 2017 that he would not seek re-election, Soglin announced a re-election bid on October 19, 2018.

Soglin was a Democratic candidate for governor of Wisconsin. He lost in the primary on August 14, 2018.

Soglin made an unsuccessful bid in 1997 to represent Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

Soglin served on the Madison Common Council from 1968 to 1972.

Soglin graduated from Hyde Park High School in Chicago, Illinois. He obtained a B.A. in history and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  • 2011-2019: Mayor of Madison
  • 2003: Candidate for Mayor of Madison
  • 1997: Candidate for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives
  • 1989-1997: Mayor of Madison
  • 1973-1979: Mayor of Madison
  • 1968-1972: Madison City Council