La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat will not run for third term

Kabat first elected in 2013

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – La Crosse’s Mayor Tim Kabat will not run for a third term as the city’s top elected official.

Mayor Kabat announced his decision Tuesday morning.

Kabat won his first election for the seat in 2013.

In 2017, he won a reelection bid when he ran unopposed.

He says he feels honored during his time as mayor, listing many accomplishments throughout his nearly eight years in the position.

He gave his hopes for what the city’s 43rd Mayor could bring to the city.

“I have no doubt that our next mayor will be a caring, community focused person who will put the people of La Crosse first. And that’s what this job takes,” said La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat.

La Crosse Common Council president Martin Gaul announced Tuesday afternoon he has filed paperwork to run for Mayor.

Gaul joins councilwoman Jessica Olson in the race to replace Kabat.

Olson announced her candidacy in September.