While no decision has been made yet by the Hortonville Police Commission regarding the investigation into Police Chief Michael Sullivan, Sullivan now says he plans on running for a seat on the Hortonville Village Board in the April election.
Chief Sullivan admits this decision is not a response to the investigation, but rather something he’s been interested in for a while.
Relations between he and board members have been hostile, particularly with Village Administrator Diane Wessel, after a 14-page complaint was filed that alleges he made discriminatory comments as chief among other wrongdoings.
The village has no ordinances prohibiting Sullivan from running for a board position while under investigation, except if he were to be elected, he would have to choose between claiming the seat, or continue serving as Police Chief, assuming his position remains intact following the investigation.
Chief Sullivan currently remains on paid administrative leave until the police commission makes its final ruling, which is expected in the coming month.