A wealthy Kenosha woman has announced she will be running for mayor of Kenosha. Lydia Spottswood (D), 72, of the 6900 block of second ave gained her millions by marrying her husband Paul, a now-retired physician. Together, the two pay more than $33,000 a year in property taxes for their $2Million lakeside estate.
Spottswood is known for her political shortcomings. She ran unsuccessfully for congress in 1996 and 1998. In 2010, she took last place in a three-way race for Kenosha Alderman.
Spottswood calls herself a “champion for the middle class”, as she enjoys sipping $10 drinks from starbucks and gazing upon her almost 200′ of lake frontage.
The front of the Spottswoods’ home is beautiful, but it cannot be seen on google maps, because she asked Google to have it blurred out.
Spottswood has named County Board Supervisor Laura Belsky (D) as her campaign manager. Belsky is the cousin of the outgoing mayor, John Antaramian, who seems to favor Spottswood’s candidacy. He recently appointed her to powerful City committees.
Spottswood is a devout Democrat and only donates to democrat candidates. She hasn’t made public any type of platform for her mayoral candidacy.
Spottswood is the second announced candidate along with Alderman David Bogdala.