Red Cliff eliminates term limits, elects Spears, Henderson and Gerber to board
April 4, 2018
Jake Spears, Tom Henderson and Duke Gerber were elected to the Red Cliff town board of trustees on Tuesday, April 3. Spears received 35 votes while Henderson and Gerber each received 31 votes.
Town of Red Cliff voters also approved the elimination of term limits on town board members by a margin of 29 to 12.
The idea to eliminate of term limits was also voted on in Red Cliff's 2016 election, where it failed. The small town has less than 300 registered voters and often times town board members are appointed after failing to attract enough candidates to fill out town board seats after board members are forced to leave the board due to term limits. Rather than being forced to appoint board members, the board – which voiced support of for elimination of term limits – felt it would be better to eliminate the term limits on those who have volunteered to serve.
This story was edited to correct a factual error — Spears was elected to the board and not the mayor position.