Heather Nesemeier announces bid for Ward 2 seat on Moorhead City Council
"I want to continue my service to this community, as my work is just beginning," Heather Nesemeier said in a written statement announcing her candidacy.
MOORHEAD — Heather Nesemeier has announced she is a candidate to keep the Ward 2 seat on the Moorhead City Council, which she was appointed to fill in May of 2021 after a vacancy arose on the council.
"I want to continue my service to this community, as my work is just beginning," Nesemeier said in a written statement announcing her candidacy.
She listed a number of accomplishments, including:
- Organizer of school lunch fundraisers that helped raise nearly $20,000 to pay off Moorhead school lunch debt.
- A driving force at the local community gardens at the Ellen Hopkins Nature Play Park.
- A founding member of the Cass/Clay chapter of the Awesome Foundation, which donates funds to community projects throughout the area.
- An active member of the AFSCME Local 602 labor union, where she is vice president.
"Moorhead is a resilient city, and there is more we can build together. I want to see more community engagement, more trees, and more affordable housing," she said, adding she supports working to make Moorhead a more walkable and bikeable community.
Four City Council positions and the mayor's seat are up for election on the Nov. 8 ballot. Candidates may file paperwork to run for office beginning Tuesday, Aug. 2, through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at City Hall.
In addition to Nesemeier, the terms of Shelly Dahlquist in Ward 1, Deb White in Ward 3 and Chuck Hendrickson in Ward 4 are also expiring this year and are up for election.
Mayor Shelly Carlson, who was serving on the City Council from Ward 2 when she was appointed mayor after former Mayor Johnathan Judd became a judge, has said she plans to run for a full four-year term this year.