It started with an editorial in the Commonwealth.

   “I really appreciated the article [Tim Lyke] wrote about giving back to the community and everyone doing their part,” David Gallops said. “And no one was running in our district [for Common Council].”

   Seeing the need, and prompted by the editorial to run, Gallops decided it was his turn.

   “I thought, ‘Step up and do this,’” he said.

   Now, barring an unexpected write-in campaign, Gallops is poised to be Ripon’s next alderman for District 3.

   He’s an electrician by trade, currently working for Fox Lake Correctional Institution.

   Though the editorial may have been the catalyst, Gallops is no stranger to running for public office.

Read the full story in the Jan. 9, 2020 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.