David Ward defeated Shawn Fairchild Tuesday in the Sturgeon Bay mayoral election. Claiming nearly two-thirds of the votes, Ward will be sworn in as the new mayor later this month. He had served as the District 3 council member for the past three years. In the aldermanic races, Helen Bacon won over Dawn Goodban by a 62-37 margin in District 1. District 3 saw Dan Williams defeat Sean Linnan 55-44 percent. Gary Nault claimed the District 5 seat by defeating Sarah K. Evenson 63-36 percent and the District 7 seat went right down to the wire with challenger Kirsten McFarlin-Reeths unseating incumbent Laurel Hauser by three votes (248-245).