Candidate for Fargo City Commission speaking on Special Assessments: We cannot afford to grow anymore

Courtesy: Nate Pullen
Courtesy: Nate Pullen

(Fargo, ND) -- A Fargo City Commission Candidate has spoken to Thursdays With Tony about his campaign priorities going into the 2024 election.

Nate Pullen joined the race to become a Fargo City Commissioner in January of 2024. He has advocated for a conservative and transparent spending mindset, and several other electoral priorities. In the conversation with former Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gherig, Pullen said the city's spending habits and measures for taxation are becoming too much of a burden for residents to bare.

"When it comes to new growth on the outsides of Fargo, whether it's going to be new streets, bridges, schools, I don't know why we are stretching ourselves out so much. As a town, as a city, we cannot afford to grow anymore," said Pullen. "It almost seems criminal, it should be into the development of the area and on the developer, rather than the person who comes in and buys a home, and then down the line there are these specials that come in."

Commissioners John Strand and Arlette Preston have not announced their intent on running for reelection at this time. Two other candidates have announced their run for the commission, Anna Johnson and Delson Saintal. You can learn more about their backgrounds by clicking here. 

Original Air Date: 
Monday, February 19, 2024