By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE – Come spring, at least half of the City Council seats will be filled with new members, and residents will elect its first mayor since Joseph Peterson died last May.
Robert DeSana, who has been acting as mayor pro tem to keep the six-member council intact, is running for mayor against resident Frank Tarnowski.
Three elected officials are running unopposed: City Clerk Lawrence Stec, Treasurer Todd Browning and Assessor Theodore Galeski.
Two current city council members are not on the slate: Leonard Sabuda, a past mayor, is term-limited for a council seat, and Megan Maiani decided she did not want to commit to another four-year term.
Three city council incumbents are running again: Robert Alderman, Chris Calvin and Don Schultz. Eight newcomers are running for one of the six seats, as well: Nick Beaven, Kaylyn Crayne, Eric Andrew Dodson, Michael Izbicki, Todd Hanna, Rosemary Shuryan, Kelly Stec and Richard Szymczuk.