It’s been a little over three weeks and already 5th grade teacher and candidate for the Fargo City Commission Branden Krieger is making his presence known on social media.

Some may remember his last letter to the Forum in which he promised, “I will strive to be a better human and candidate.” Some might be asking, “How is that going?”

Around Oct. 8, Mr. Krieger’s personal Facebook page received a seven-day ban. The nature of these multiple violations range from the Facebook algorithm’s inability to recognize a joke to outright bullying. Neither is surprising when taking into consideration that a majority of his posts on social media are of him harassing local media figures or political figures to the point of being blocked. His seven-day ban prompted him to create a second personal page, or alt account. What is important to note is that Mr. Krieger has expressed a dislike for alt accounts and has recently addressed his supporters about not engaging with them on his new account. Currently there are three Branden Krieger pages, and one political page. Rules for thee, but not for me, Mr. Krieger?

So it appears Fargo voters will be presented with an inexperienced candidate with social media behavioral problems. But fear not, he has apologized for his behavior, repeated his bad behavior, apologized again, promised he’ll change, got banned on Facebook for said behavior and is back to apologizing for his behavior.

The Fargo citizens deserve better than more of the same.

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Nicole Garcia is a resident of Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.