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Doris and Gib Bromenschenkel, Published June 06 2012

Commissioner Piepkorn has earned a second term on Fargo commission

Tuesday’s primary should draw a larger than usual number of voters. In Fargo, we will choose who will represent us on the City Commission. Fargo faces many challenges over the next few years. Who sits on the Fargo City Commission will make a big difference.

Dave Piepkorn, who was first elected in 2008, has given residents a voice on the commission. He never forgets to whom he reports: “We the People.”

Piepkorn was captain of the North Dakota State University ’83 National Football Championship team. He has stayed active with NDSU. He served many years on the Fargodome board and is active in his church. We have been friends with Dave, Vickie and the Piepkorn family for decades. We were honored when Piepkorn asked us to serve as co-chairs of his campaign.

Piepkorn told us in 2008 what he would do if elected. He would bring a businessman’s perspective to the commission. He would work for flood protection. In three floods, Piepkorn worked side by side with the students, National Guard personnel, residents of our area and city employees to save Fargo.

He would work to make Fargo city government as transparent as possible. He will watch the bottom line and all the details in city finances. Piepkorn has been the taxpayer’s best friend. He opposed increases in sewer and street light fees. He has spotlighted the city liability with the city pension plans.

Most of all, he has been a voice for growth. He works to keep Fargo a great place to live, work and raise a family. Piepkorn is a champion of home ownership and attracting new business, new entrepreneurs and new families to Fargo.

Please join us in voting for Piepkorn on Tuesday.

Gib Bromenschenkel is former Fargo city commissioner.