Fitchburg Mayor Tom Clauder's recent announcement that he will not seek re-election in April sparked immediate speculation that he'll take on Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk. But Clauder is not running against Falk, either.
"At this point, I don't feel the timing is right," he says.
Clauder notes that Falk supported him as Fitchburg mayor. If she had decided not to run again, "I was probably going to consider it."
Former school board member Nancy Mistele has already announced her intention to challenge Falk. Clauder won't say who he's supporting in the race, because "I want to see who else is running."
It won't be Verona Mayor Jon Hochkammer, who this week confirmed that he won't be challenging Falk either.