Mike Derr withdraws from Beaver Dam council race
Mike Derr withdrew his name Friday from the race for Beaver Dam Common Council, clearing the way for the lone remaining candidate for the Ward 9 seat to win without opposition in the April 2 election.
Jaclyn Shelton now has an open path to joining the council. The Ward 9 incumbent, Lisa Davidson, is not seeking re-election.
“My decision is based on increasing responsibilities that I face professionally and with other community organizations including the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre,” Derr said in an emailed statement. “I have communicated with Jaclyn Shelton, the other candidate for the 9th Ward alderperson, and I am sure she will be a great representative for 9th Ward citizens.”