Erik Burgess, Published July 30 2013
Hintermeyer sole name on Moorhead mayor's ballot so far
Tuesday was the first day of filing for the Nov. 5 election.
Four council seats are also up for grabs this year.
In the 1st Ward, Councilman Luther Stueland said last week that he would not pursue a second four-year term.
Filing Tuesday to fill Stueland’s seat was Mari Dailey, who has been an American history teacher at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Middle School for 18 years.
Dailey, 54, has lived in Moorhead since 1996, and has been in the 1st Ward on the city’s north side for the last two years.
She has an adult son and daughter – 22-year-old twins – who both went through the Moorhead school system.
“I’ve had a couple of opportunities to leave the community now that my children are older … and I’ve stayed,” she said. “It’s become home. I think Moorhead is a well-kept secret, and I love it here.”
Also pursuing the vacant 1st Ward seat is David Hallman, a longtime licensed social worker in Clay County.
Incumbent Councilman Mark Altenburg was the only one who filed for the 2nd Ward seat as of Tuesday. Altenburg is seeking his second four-year term. He told The Forum that if he wins this year, he doesn’t plan to pursue a third term.
Two names are on the ballot so far in the 3rd Ward. Councilwoman Brenda Elmer is seeking re-election to her second four-year term.
She will be challenged by Julian Dahlquist, a 27-year-old Minnesota DFL Party field organizer, and graduate of Moorhead High School and Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Because he is running for mayor, Hintermeyer cannot run for re-election in the 4th Ward. No one filed for Hintermeyer’s open 4th Ward seat as of Tuesday when City Hall closed.
The filing period ends Aug. 13.
City Hall office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and there is a $5 filing fee.
More information on this year’s election in Moorhead can be found at www.cityofmoorhead.com/city_hall/elections.asp
Readers can reach Forum reporter
Erik Burgess at (701) 241-5518