Mayor John Antaramian is the 36th mayor of the City of Kenosha. Prior to 2016 he was the 34th mayor of the City of Kenosha, retiring in 2008 after 16 years, the longest service of any Kenosha mayor. Highlights of his tenure included redevelopment of major brownfield sites, reduced crime, development of three museums, two industrial parks, and updates to the city’s budget and financial processes. Before he was elected mayor he was the state representative for Kenosha’s 65th Assembly District for 10 years.
John earned a B.S. in economics and business management from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1977. In 2008 he joined the Carthage College faculty and started a consulting business, Emerging Communities Corporation.
John Antaramian is a lifelong resident of Kenosha. John and his wife, Linda, have two children, Melinda and Martin.