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David F. Bogdala Sworn In As Kenosha’s 51st Mayor Tuesday Morning

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David F. Bogdala – Kenosha Mayor
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

This morning, at 8:00 a.m., 48-year-old David F. Bogdala was sworn in as Kenosha’s 51st Mayor. City Clerk Michelle Nelson administered the oath to Bogdala in his office on the third floor of City Hall. The short ceremony was attended by family and close friends.

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Bogdala will be sworn in again at tonight’s organizational meeting as more of a ceremonial event, but this morning made it official – and legal. Bogdala began his first four-year term today after defeating opponent Lydia Spottswood by a large margin. In a morning packed with meetings, Mayor Bogdala was gracious enough to set aside a few minutes for KCE to asks a few questions. In between discussions with aldermen, department heads, and staff, KCE asked Bogdala about the future of Kenosha.

First order of business? Bogdala will be appointing the 17 Alderman to the various committees tonight, but he said the no one should expect big changes. “Only one Alderman asked to be re-assigned to a different committee,” said Bogdala. Over the last two weeks, the previous mayor, John Antaramian, made his conference room available to Bogdala to start meeting with staff and department heads to begin the transition. Bogdala says that he had an advantage with his 16 years experience as an active Alderman. “The staff has been amazing. I’m going to be meeting with all of the department heads [in the coming days] and asking for input. Everybody’s been more than helpful.”

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David F. Bogdala – Kenosha Mayor
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

While Bogdala is now in charge he made it clear, “John Antaramian is always welcome here and I will always conder his advice moving forward.” For now, Bogdala intends to immerse himself in the operations of the city to learn all he can.

David F. Bogdala – Kenosha Mayor
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

“I want to thank you to the voters of Kenosha. I’m looking forward to getting to work and earning the trust of both those who voted for me and those who voted for my opponent.”

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Bogdala was elected as Alderman in 2008 and was reelected seven times since. Bogdala, a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, leaves behind a long and successful career at Abbott Laboratories. Bogdala worked for the pharmaceutical giant for about 26 years, holding many positions, but most recently, as the Senior Program Manager for Crisis Management and Business Continuity.

Bogdala is married to his wife Lynda and has adult children, a son and a daughter.

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Entrance To The Mayor’s Office
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Kenosha Mayor David F. Bogdala
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Kenosha Mayor David F. Bogdala
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Kenosha Mayor David F. Bogdala
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Kenosha Mayor David F. Bogdala
(Photo by Nathan DeBruin, Kenosha County Eye)

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      1. Actually, it does, and you probably shouldn’t be worried about it since you aren’t even bright enough to know that on your own. The election was a binary choice, one or the other and there’s always one that is a better choice. I agree that in this case it was Bogdala, because the other choice was absolutely unthinkable.

  1. Every mayor turns into an ass kisser for those who pay them off… and they forget about the rest of us and the city too.

    Trolley to nowhere. Crappy apartments blocking the lake view. Downtown “development” that never happens. Casino plan to increase crime and traffic.

    What nonsense will this one come up with?

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    1. Good riddance to Antaramian who overstayed his time,
      1. Letting the city burn
      2. Watching our streets crumble
      3.Michael Bell
      4.Rising taxes
      5.Not getting involved with KUSD mess

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      1. exactly–now I hope and pray Bogdala will be better – though I hold out many doubts that he will be any different

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  2. Well Hopefully He sees the real issue in are city and goes to work on them,
    let’s not worry about the trolley or redoing areas of Kenosha, let’s get the trash moved out and then make are town pretty again.
    Cut back on the housing, only give housing to people and family that have lived in Kenosha for 5 years or more, stop letting these thugs from Chicago move in.
    start cracking heads of these thugs that are destroying are town and over working are police .

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    1. Yes! i am getting so sick and tired of Kenosha becoming Little Chicago and those miscreants destroying our City

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      1. Exactly let’s not worry about any Growth or improvements till we stop these thugs from are city, are poor police dept they have to be exhausted, i listen to the police scanner all the time my gosh its crazy how much they are dealing with. This needs to stop.

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