One more joins Fargo City Commission race
Fargo Park Board President Brad Wimmer is running for the City Commission. Wimmer, co-owner of Wimmer's Jewelry and a two-term Park Board member, is the third announced candidate in the Sept. 13 special election. He said Tuesday that he expects t...
Fargo Park Board President Brad Wimmer is running for the City Commission.
Wimmer, co-owner of Wimmer's Jewelry and a two-term Park Board member, is the third announced candidate in the Sept. 13 special election.
He said Tuesday that he expects to file today. Dave Engebretson and Frank Anderson already have filed.
The three are vying to replace City Commissioner Thomas Lane, who resigned earlier this month to take a job in Missouri. His term expires June 6, 2006.
Wimmer, a lifelong Fargo resident, said he has a deep knowledge of the community and its needs.
His experience on the Park Board gives him further ability to be an effective city commissioner, he said.
"I've been very interested in running for the City Commission, and I felt this is the right time," he said.
Wimmer said he expects he would resign from the Park Board - his seat expires in June 2006 - if elected to the City Commission.
Wimmer said the Park District is researching the proper procedure for selecting his potential replacement.
The filing period for the Sept. 13 special election to fill the position began Friday and concludes at 4 p.m. Aug. 10 in the city auditor's office.
Candidates can pay a $100 fee or submit petitions with 300 or more signatures.
Wimmer said he's collecting signatures and expects to submit them today.
Engebretson and Anderson already have paid the $100 fee.
Engebretson, a loss-prevention consultant for an insurance company, ran unsuccessfully for the City Commission in 2002.
Anderson, a financial planner for vulnerable adults and seniors, ran unsuccessfully for the commission last year.
The City Commission seat pays $19,392 annually.
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