District 4 Alderperson Heidi Oberstadt to resign
STEVENS POINT — District 4 Alderperson Heidi Oberstadt has announced her resignation, according to a letter written to City Clerk Paul Piotrowski.
Originally posted on Stevens Point Life, the letter mentions the challenges of in infant who requires additional child care as the driving force behind her leave. Oberstadt claims she will continue to stay involved in the Stevens Point community. her last expected day will likely be April 30.
“I truly thought, when running last year, that I would be able to balance motherhood with public service, and give them the amount of thought, care, and attention they deserve.”
Oberstadt would go on to thank her fellow council members and staff for their support in caring for her son, Teddy, during city meetings. She mentions an instance where she had to feed her son during a closed session Finance meeting.
“When given the choice, I will always choose my son over public service. When forced to choose between feeding him and remaining in the closed session, I chose my son.”
“I don’t believe my current situation will be fair to my constituents if I continue serving in that position, so I will be resigning in the near future. I apologize for leaving my term before I am up for re-election, but I want to do what is best for our community, and allow someone else to devote 100% of their attention to this job.”
Oberstadt was appointed the Fourth District Alder in May of 2015, which was previously held by Mayor Mike Wiza. Had she stayed, her current term would set to expire next year.
The full letter is below.