A UW-Madison alum currently representing the campus area on Madison’s city government is set to serve another two-year term, after easily defeating his opponent John Terry Jr. in Tuesday’s municipal election.
Incumbent Ald. Zach Wood, District 8, earned 74.2 percent of votes, leaving Terry with less than 25 percent and a write-in candidate with one percent.
Wood has said during his campaign that he will spend his next term working to improve several aspects of the campus area, including student access to affordable housing and street safety. In the rest of the city, he’s said environmental sustainability will be a focal point.
Wood has held the position since 2015. A year into his term, he was appointed to the city’s finance committee—the first time in ten years that an alder from the student-dominated district had been asked to fill a position on the Board of Estimates.