Beaver Dam Mayoral Candidates Discuss Street Repairs On Community Comment

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam mayoral candidates appearing on Tuesday’s primary ballot were our guests last week for a series of one-on-one interviews. One of the topics addressed by all three candidates was the priority that street repairs would play under their leadership.

Incumbent Mayor Becky Glewen, who is seeking her second term, says streets are an issue across the country but have been particularly neglected in the past decade. Glewen says streets need to be a priority but not at the cost of doing nothing else; she says communities have to deal with a lot of issues.

Jeff Kohman, who served on the Beaver Dam Common Council from 1993 through 2005, says if elected he would work to put a long-term streets plan in place. He said during his tenure, there had been ten-year streets plan that was apparently scrapped shortly after he left office.

Al Winter took a shot at both candidates. Winter says for the past three years, Glewen did not even mention roads until the election came around. He says Kohman let roads crumble and fall apart when he was in office, which will be more costly to replace now.

You can watch, or listen to, our interviews with both candidates at