District 6 Alderman David Plaisance. (Metro Wire photo)

David Plaisance will not seek a full term in April

By Brandi Makuski

David Plaisance will not seek a full term on the Stevens Point City Council next spring.

Plaisance was appointed to represent the city’s 6th District in November 2022. He replaced former Alderman Ron Carlson, who resigned from the Council the month prior after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Plaisance filed his non-candidacy paperwork with City Clerk Kari Yenter on Oct. 17, signaling that he will not run for a full term.

“I really didn’t complete the whole learning curve because of my timeframe, but I just really want to do something different,” Plaisance told the Metro Wire on Tuesday. “I’m involved with Habitat for Humanity on the construction crew, and when I leave at the end of the day, something’s complete. The city thinks a lot, for an extended period of time.”

Plaisance is retired from a career in the mortgage industry but may seek work in another sector to keep busy. He said he’s most proud of his involvement in attempting to keep the Old Hwy. 18 Rd/Brilowski Rd. area residential.

“It was an eye-opening experience. I got to meet some really nice people in that neighborhood, probably friends for life. That was probably the best part,” he said. “Learning personalities on the Council, that took some time, they’re interesting. I wish them all the best, I have no ill feelings towards the city. It’s just that you only have one life to live, I’m in my 60’s, and you kind of want to do what you want at this point.”

All even-numbers aldermanic districts will be up for election next April. Candidates can begin circulating nomination papers on Dec. 1.