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Council's New Majority

The tide has gone out

posted 12/3/2013

The tide has gone out on the council majority of seven-term mayor John Hieftje.

When Republican Ingrid Sheldon decided not to seek reelection in 2000, Hieftje, a first-year councilmember, ran for mayor and won. Within five years, council's last Republicans switched parties, giving Democrats complete control.

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