Fifth candidate enters race for Fargo Park Board

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Jim Frueh
Special to The Forum

FARGO — One day before the Monday candidate filing deadline, a fifth candidate has thrown his hat in the ring for one of three open seats in the June Fargo Park Board election. The most recent candidate, Jim Frueh, announced his candidacy on Sunday, April 10.

Frueh, the former director of maintenance and operations for Fargo Public Schools, joins the race against two incumbents: Vicki Dawson, president of the Park Board, and Joe Deutsch, a professor of physical education at North Dakota State University.

Additionally, two other challengers, Jacqueline Dotzenrod, a blogger and editor, and Aaron Hill, founder of Fargo Brewing Co., have also announced their candidacies.

Petitions to run for the board are due 4 p.m. Monday, April 11, and all those running must have 300 signatures to get on the ballot.

Frueh moved to Fargo in 2006 and recently retired from his position within Fargo Public Schools. While working with the district, he frequently worked with the Fargo Park Board in finding ways to share common spaces to save taxpayers money, he said in a press release.


"My passion is to serve. Having the opportunity to work with others who share the goal of improving the lifestyle for our community inspires me. There may be obstacles along the way, but when we keep our minds on the end goal, much will be accomplished when we work together," Frueh said in a press release.

C.S. Hagen is an award-winning journalist currently covering the education and activist beats mainly in North Dakota and Minnesota.
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