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Fargo mayor to run for re-election next year

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney

FARGO — Mayor Tim Mahoney will run for re-election in 2018, he told WDAY radio Thursday, Sept. 14.

"I just have very much enjoyed being mayor and have a lot of things I still want to get the city to do," he said to Jim Shaw, guest host for Mike McFeely's show.

Unfinished tasks for him include managing urban growth so the city continues to be attractive to residents, workers and visitors; designing the civic plaza to be completed after the City Hall building; and building a performing arts center and convention center.

Elected in a special election in 2015, Mahoney is in his first term as mayor. He's essentially finishing Dennis Walaker's term after Walaker fell ill and died in December 2014. As deputy mayor, Mahoney became mayor then. Previously, he was a city commissioner first elected in a special election in 2005.

The city pays its mayor, a part-time position, $29,442 a year

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