Former Fargo City Commissioner Announces Run for 2018

Former Fargo City Commissioner Mike Williams is missing his old job.

He announced this morning on KFGO that he will run again for a seat on the commission in 2018.

Williams served three consecutive four-year terms on the board and left at the end of June 2016 due to term limits.

But the city allows a person to run again in the next regular election and the term limits start over.

The 61-year old Williams calls himself a citizens advocate and says he’s eager to return.

Mayor Tim Mahoney, Commissioner Tony Gehrig and Commissioner Dave Piepkorn are all up for re-election in 2018.

The mayor has said he will run for a second term.

Former Fargo City Commissioner Mike Williams to run again

Mike Williams says he will run again for Fargo City Commission. Williams served three consecutive terms on the commission, the maximum allowed by city term limits before leaving the board this past June. The 61-year old Williams calls himself a citizens advocate and says he’s eager to return. He made his announcement on KFGO’s News & Views with Joel Heitkamp Wed.

The terms of commissioners Tony Gehrig and Dave Piepkorn are up for election in the June 2018 as is that of Mayor Tim Mahoney who said earlier he plans to run for re-election to a second term. He was elected mayor in a special election in 2015, filling out the term of Dennis Walaker who died. He was previously a city commissioner.

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After two-year break, Williams will run again for Fargo City Commission

Mike Williams served three straight terms on the Fargo City Commission, and in June he hopes to be elected to his fourth after a two-year hiatus.

Williams has declared his candidacy for the commission spot to be determined in the June 2018 city election.

“I’d like to build on some of the good work that happened over my 12 years on the commission,” Williams said Wednesday, Nov. 22.

City law allows a maximum of three consecutive terms on the commission. After the two-year break, Williams will be eligible to run again.

When wrapping up his third stint in June 2016, Williams indicated he wasn’t done with his days of advocacy, saying another run was “a good possibility.”

Williams said he wants to focus on water management, and not just flood protection, but water supply and conservation.

Affordable housing would be another area of concentration.

“The starting point is people’s well-being — being able to afford to live in a quality place,” he said.

Williams expects there will be a good slate of candidates.

“Sometimes as many as 11 people have run. That’s good. It shows a lot of interest,” Williams said.

The terms of Commissioners Tony Gehrig and Dave Piepkorn are up next June, as is the term of Mayor Tim Mahoney, who announced in September he plans to run for re-election.

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