4/5/17 – There will be a new mayor in the City of Beaver Dam. Challenger Rebecca Glewen picked up 63-percent of 2951 votes cast in unseating incumbent Tom Kennedy in yesterday’s election. Glewen says she is thankful for the support and felt she had a good campaign movement going. Adding that, overall she felt things were going to turn out well but was excited to hear the outcome. Glewen attributes the victory to her great campaign group. Glewen says she has already started work on improving the quality of life for residents in Beaver Dam which was a big component of her campaign. She also highlighted a few other things she wants to accomplish as mayor, such as grants and the drug and alcohol piece. Glewen has served as Alderwoman of Ward 8 for less than year and her term as mayor will be 3-years. In Ward 9 of Beaver Dam, incumbent Lisa Davidson easily withstood a challenge from Richard Barcus. In Waupun, the recently appointed mayor Julie Nickel will serve her first full term in office. And in Columbus, Alderman Michael Thom will replace Kelly Crombie as mayor. Crombie did not elect to run again and Thom was not challenged on the ballot.