Third candidate seeking Moorhead 3rd Ward seat

MOORHEAD -- A Moorhead businessman recently announced his run for city council. Karl Deilke is the second person so far to throw his hat into the race for Moorhead's 3rd Ward seat. Brenda Elmer currently holds the seat, but she is running for may...
Karl Deilke / Special to The Forum

MOORHEAD - A Moorhead businessman recently announced his run for city council.

Karl Deilke is the second person so far to throw his hat into the race for Moorhead's 3rd Ward seat.

Brenda Elmer currently holds the seat, but she is running for mayor against challenger Newzad Brifki. Mayor Del Rae Williams is not seeking a second term.

Real estate agent Troy Krabbenhoft said he is running for Elmer’s seat as well as Deb White, a sociology professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

There are three other council seats up for election on Nov. 6. The official filing period for council candidates opens July 31 and closes Aug. 14.

Deilke stated in a press release that he is a member of the Moorhead Business Association and Greater Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce.

A lifelong resident of Moorhead, Deilke said he wants a spot on the council to represent the views and needs of the entire business community - both new firms the city is working to recruit, and existing companies that already do business in the city.

Deilke is a graduate of Moorhead HIgh School and Dakota Business College. He formerly owned two businesses, KarDu Texaco and the Double D Restaurant, and currently co-owns Centre for Hair and Wellness in the Center Mall with his wife of 43 years, Violet Deilke.

Together they have four adult children and eight grandchildren.

Deilke managed Vigen Johnson Furniture in Hawley and worked for Hillstrom Auto Electric. Currently, he is a business consultant with G Force Fulfillment.