Shawn Fairchild began circulating papers on Monday to run for mayor of Sturgeon Bay. A 35 year resident of the city, Fairchild has been involved in businesses and a member of the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront organization over the years. He says he wants to bring a leadership and vision to Sturgeon Bay that has been lacking in the past.
Fairchild says the role of the mayor is to reflect the ideas and input from the community to the city council and administration. District 3 Councilmember David Ward announced last week that he was running for mayor as well. Mayor Thad Birmingham has not made his intentions known if he is seeking re-election. Candidates have until January 2nd to submit their nomination papers.