By Tim Kowols
District Three Sturgeon Bay Council member David Ward will run for mayor after filing his candidacy papers Monday morning. An economist and a former interim chancellor for two University of Wisconsin campuses, Ward was first appointed to the District 3 seat before winning a full term in 2017. He is the current chairperson of the city’s finance and purchasing committee and led efforts to find a solution to Sturgeon Bay’s road funding woes. Ward believes he has the experience to be a good mayor.
Ward and other candidates have until January 2nd to submit their nomination papers. As of 10:30 a.m. Monday, no nomination papers had been taken out in Algoma and Kewaunee. In Sturgeon Bay, Dan Williams took out nomination papers for District 3 and incumbent alderperson Barb Allmann began circulating for District 5.