(Fargo, ND) -- A pharmacist and longtime resident of Moorhead is running for City Council. He wants more support for businesses in the city.
"I think we've also got a lot of work to do within the Moorhead business community to ensure that they can open businesses and grow businesses without too much regulation. I think right now there may be some frustration there as far as limiting what they can do and what they can't do," said Dr. Rick Melbye.
In addition to supporting businesses, Melbye wants to provide strong support to law enforcement. He says he strongly disagrees with any effort to de-fund police departments.
"Who would have believed, just even a few years ago that any city would be talking about actually taking action to de-fund police departments. That's crazy. Fortunately Moorhead hasn't done that. However, I think there is a lot more that can be done for our police department to enable them to be the best they can be," said Melbye.
Melbye is a graduate of Concordia College and earned his doctorate degree at NDSU. Melbye's community involvement includes serving as a volunteer from "Meals on Wheels" and FM Youth Athletics. He has also served on the board of directors for the Christian Counseling Center.