Three of the five announced candidates for Fargo City Commission have filed so far

Courtesy: City of Fargo
Courtesy: City of Fargo

(Fargo, ND) -- Five candidates have announced their intent to run for the city commission in Fargo, but not everyone is on the ballot so far.

Fargo City Auditor Steve Sprague spoke about the number of candidates at a press meeting in City Hall. Currently, incumbent commissioners Arlette Preston and John Strand have filed for their candidacy. Additionally, Delson Saintal has officially filed for a place on the 2024 ballot, but other announced candidates Nate Pullen and Anna Johnson have not. To do so, Sprague says the candidates either need 300 signatures or $100 filed with the Auditors office by April 8th. 

Pullen said Sprague told him candidates typically wait until the April 8th deadline nears. He intends to gather signatures instead of paying the $100 fine.

At the press meeting, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney also expressed the need for more city residents on a variety of committees that have openings. This includes Arts and Culture, Board of Appeals, Civil Service, Economic Development Incentives, Historic Preservation, House Moving, Renaissance Zone Authority, and a Cass County Commission position for Zone Authority.

You can learn more about these open positions and the City Commission by clicking here. Additionally, you can learn more about all boards and commissions by clicking here.