Bill Schickel is an Iowa broadcast executive. A former Iowa State Representative, he represented the 13th District for three terms. He was elected to his fourth term as the mayor of Mason City, Iowa on November 7, 2017. He is the former the Co-Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa. He was chairman of the 2012 Iowa Caucus Review Committee. During his service in the Iowa House, Schickel served as a member of the Appropriations and Economic Growth committees and as the chair of the Ethics Committee and of the Economic Development Appropriations Committee. He was a news anchor, producer, assignment editor, reporter and account executive for the CBS television affiliate, KIMT-TV, in Mason City, IA. He worked as an editor and reporter for The Globe-Gazette in Mason City and newspapers in Ohio. He received his BA from the University of Cincinnati. His wife, Candi, is a Mason City, IA, attorney. The Schickels have three adult daughters.
MASON CITY — Mayor Bill Schickel says public safety, addressing a worker shortage and downtown renewal will be three key areas the City of Mason City will address in 2022. Schickel gave the mayor’s annual “State of the City” address at Tuesday night’s meeting of the City Council.
Bill Schickel, Mason City's current mayor, announced he will run for re-election on Nov. 2. Schickel is serving his fourth term as mayor in addition to time on the city council as an at-large member. Schickel's first term came in 1990 with subsequent terms in 1998 and 2002. That term was finished by Jean Marinos.