Jason Jelinek is relishing his time as Kewaunee mayor-elect. After all, it was the World’s Tallest Grandfather Clock that got him started down the road to the city’s top post. In 2013, Jelinek spearheaded efforts to preserve the landmark, and he says more than one person told him during the process that he should run for mayor. Jelinek says he wanted to be elected to the council first, and learn how government works before he set his sights on the top prize.
Jelinek expects the beginning of his term to be dominated by the coronavirus and reopening Kewaunee when the time is right.