3rd District City Councilor Seeks Re-Election


Warren Bender Announces Candidacy

Warren Bender

Warren Bender

Third District City Councilor Warren Bender announced his plans today to seek re election for that seat.  Recently while delivering the BENDER BULLETIN he was asked by many constituents to please seek another term as the councilor for the third district.

The third district in Superior runs from 21st Street to Superior Middle School, and from Tower Avenue to Catlin Avenue.  The district also includes Bartley Manor and Woodland Way, the airport, and twenty-five residences in South Superior east of Hammond and north of Stinson.  According to Bender, he respondes to over four hundred phone calls, emails, and conversations yearly.

Bender retired after teaching Spanish for 36 years in the Duluth Public Schools.  Besides the council he is a board member of Health Care Clinic, Rolling Readers (reads at Northern Lights and Bryant), CASDA (secretary), Douglas County Historical Society, Tourism Development Fund, Superior Public Library, Metropolitan Interstate Council, Public Safety Committee, and Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival (co chair 2011 and current recruitment chair).

He was City Council president 2013-2014, a member of Rotary Club of Superior #40 (president 2012-2013 and current membership director), Salvation Army (chair), UWS Alumni, Phi Sigma Epsilon-Phi Pi Chapter, Superior Days (lobby leader and chair of Parade of Products), Superior Federation of Labor (corresponding secretary) and former chair of the Douglas County Democratic Party.  Additionally, Bender is an Assistant District Governor of Rotary District 5580, and the editor of the District’s Cross Currents newsletter.

3rd District City Councilor Warren Bender is pictured above with fellow Rotarians Ben Damberg, Tom Dalbec, and Erin Makela | Explore Superior

3rd District City Councilor Warren Bender is pictured above with fellow Rotarians Ben Damberg, Tom Dalbec, and Erin Makela.

In 2011 and 2013 Bender was a Rotary Ambassador to Bolivia to tour Mano a Mano projects funded by local Rotary Clubs.  In 2014 he was part of work group who helped build two new classrooms at a school in La Curvina, Monterrico, Guatemala; and most recently he wrote a grant and led two groups to build a soccer/basketball court and a multipurpose room at the same school.  In June of 2015 Bender traveled to São Paulo, Brazil for the Rotary International Convention.

Bender is married and has 2 adult children and 3 grand children.

He invites you to contact him at bender@ci.superior.wi.us or leave a message at (715) 394-7453.

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