GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — The current mayor of Green Bay, Eric Genrich, announced Wednesday on Twitter that he plans to run for another term.
Some personal/professional news: pic.twitter.com/Navq5Z9z3L— Eric Genrich (@MayorGenrich) September 7, 2022
Genrich was first elected mayor of Green Bay in 2019. Before that, he was elected to the state Assembly in November 2012. Serving three terms, he represented the 90th Assembly District which comprises the majority of the City of Green Bay, according to the city's website.
As mayor, Genrich has faced criticism over the city's management of recent elections, but the mayor has rejected these criticisms and defended the city's election staff. A case between Genrich and now-former election investigator Michael Gableman was dismissed in late August.
Less controversially, Genrich has also made headlines for promoting advancement in the city's infrastructure. In May, Genrich joined a call with a White House adviser to discuss a bipartisan law that provides Amtrak with $66 billion for national rail projects. The mayor was also present at a groundbreaking ceremony that took place for phase one of the Shipyard redevelopment project earlier this year.
Recently, Mayor Genrich held the second State of the City address, discussing the economy, diversity, and community safety, emphasizing a theme of "heart, healing, and hope."