Chris Shimp

WATERLOO — Waterloo City Council Ward Five candidate Chris Shimp acknowledged Saturday he was arrested for public intoxication in Cedar Falls on Friday.

“I’m sincerely sorry for the disappointment I have caused due to my actions,” Shimp wrote in a statement to media Saturday. “I made a mistake and take full responsibility for it.”

University of Northern Iowa media relations confirmed a person by the name Chris Shimp was arrested Friday for public intoxication. Shimp’s statement Saturday said he is taking steps to assure incidents like this do not happen again.

The arrest report was not immediately available.

“This in no way changes my passion for Waterloo and my intentions to serve its citizens,” Shimp said. “I plan to take the next few days to spend (time) with my family and will continue the campaign later this week.”

Shimp is one of two candidates running for the open Ward Five council. The other candidate is Cody Leistikow. The election will be held on Nov. 7.


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