Teenager files paperwork to run for mayor of Sheboygan

CREATED Nov 7, 2011 - UPDATED: Nov 7, 2011

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SHEBOYGAN- Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan faces a new challenge - a teenager who wants his job.

In what's become a bizarre battle over the Sheboygan mayor's office, a 17-year-old has now filed paperwork to run for the job.

Asher Heimermann says he's a better choice than embattled Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan.


"It's not joke. I'm 100% serious about running for mayor," Heimermann told TODAY'S TMJ4.

The high school senior sure sounds like a candidate, telling TODAY'S TMJ4, "I'm concerned about the future of Sheboygan."

But sometimes he acts more like a kid. A few weeks ago he shoved his cell phone in Mayor Ryan's face. Ryan shoved back.

"It was a mistake and if i could take that back, I would," said Heimermann.

Ryan's secretary's told TODAY'S TMJ4's Annie Scholz, the mayor had no comment about Heimermann filing.

But some council members say the whole process isn't helping an already awkward situation.

Alderwoman Jean Kittelson says, "It's a distraction to us council people who have a big job to do here as well."

Heimermann says his job is clear, "In the next few weeks and months, you will see me working the streets of Sheboygan and speaking to citizens and see what they have to say."