Glewen will be the new mayor of Beaver Dam and Davidson holds on to Ward 9

April 5, 2017 GMT

Ward 8 Alderperson Becky Glewen will take over as Mayor of Beaver Dam in the coming weeks after defeating incumbent mayor Tom Kennedy who has held the office for nine years.

“I’m excited to get going,” she said while at Palenque Bar and Grill, 210 S. Spring St., for a post-election celebration with her campaign team and supporters.

Glewen had 63 percent of the votes and Kennedy 36 percent. There was a total of 2,951 votes casted.

Because Glewen is currently an alderperson, the city will advertise for candidates for the Ward 8 seat. Beaver Dam Common Council will fill the seat for the remainder of the term.

A tired, but enthusiastic Glewen said that she has had unbelievable support and spoke positively of incumbent Mayor Tom Kennedy.

“I thank the Tom Kennedy for his public service to the community for the last nine years,” she said.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Kennedy working in the city engineering department for more than 20 years.


This election to the mayor seat follows her one year as an alderperson on the common council. She is also employed with Green Valley Enterprises in Beaver Dam.

Glewen said she will aid Green Valley with her transition to mayor and added that Green Valley has been aware of her intentions to run for mayor since hiring her.

In addition, Glewen plans to finish her term with the Dodge County Board of Supervisors.

Looking ahead to the coming weeks, Glewen plans to speak with city department heads to make the transition to mayor as smooth as possible.

“I want to meet everyone,” she said.

Glewen’s government experience includes planning committee; operations committee; land planning committee; Dodge County Board supervisor; Dodge County Human Services and Health Department Committee; Dodge County Land Information Committee.

Davidson keeps Beaver Dam’s ninth ward

Alderperson Lisa Davidson will continue as the Ward 9 alderperson in Beaver Dam for another two-year term.

The final results saw Davidson with 72 percent of the votes and Barcus had 27 percent. A total of 362 votes were cast in Ward 9.

Davidson also sits on Beaver Dam Administrative Committee.