Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Mayor Nelson not running for re-election

Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson (D) is expected to announce today he is not running for re-election. Nelson tells the Wigderson Library & Pub he is taking a job as a regional mascot for the Little Caesars pizza chain.

"I always wanted a job where I could meet so many people and never wear a tie. And my Crocs look a little like Roman sandals, so corporate had no objections to me wearing them."

Nelson's new duties include ribbon cutting ceremonies, visiting stores, and making public appearances at sporting events.

"I can't wait to appear at the new stadium at Frame Park in my toga handing out free pizza to all of the people looking for parking spots."

(Pictured at right, Mayor Nelson at Little Caesars Mascot Academy)