Superior mayor plans to submit resignation
May 7, 2020
There will soon be a new mayor in Superior.
The current mayor, Sonia Schmidt, notified members of the Superior City Council via email Monday morning her plan to submit her resignation when the council meets Monday evening.
City employees learned of her coming resignation when they met at 9:30 Monday morning.
Schmidt has long been an active participant in community activities.
Her late husband, Timothy Schmidt, served decades as county attorney.
Sonia is a Byron High School graduate who came to Superior with her husband soon after completing college. She has been a Superor High School teacher, held wit the family farm and since 2004 an elected member of Superior city government.
The resignation is coming midway through her third term as mayor..
Asked why she was resigning she said, “It’s time. The city is headed in the right direction, A lot has been accomplished. I’m not sick, I’m not moving. I may be a little crazy.”
With the formal acceptance of her resignation, the current president of the city council will automatically advance to the office of mayor and be eligible to serve the remainder of Schmidt’s term.
Chris Peterson is now the council president. He had filed for the reelection to the council and was running unapposed.
Once Peterson takes office, he will have an opportunity to appoint someone to serve the remainder of his council term.
The voters will have an opportunity to write-in their choice as his replacement when the general election is held in November. As Peterson was the only candiate for the city counil position to file, the position does not appear on the primary ballot.