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Erik Burgess, Published July 31 2013

Dilworth mayor, council members up for re-election

DILWORTH – There are three seats up for grabs on the City Council here in the November election.

Filing for the election began Tuesday and ends Aug. 13.

The mayor’s seat is available and incumbent Mayor Chad Olson said he plans on hitting the campaign trail again.

If elected, it would be Olson’s second four-year term as mayor. He was a councilman from 2006 to 2009.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve the city of Dilworth,” Olson said. “I want to continue a lot of what we started working on the past four years, continuing the positive momentum that Dilworth has seen.”

Olson said if re-elected, he would focus on the “complete picture” in Dilworth, which includes pushing for new housing and attracting new businesses.

Also up for re-election is Councilman Jim Aasness, who has not yet filed. He has served one four-year term.

“I don’t really know yet,” Aasness said Wednesday, adding that he would think about it this week and perhaps file by next week.

“I gotta see if I have the time to do it,” he said. “I do. I’m retired, but I do other things, too.”

Councilman Ryan Mullikin also is up for re-election, but he had not filed as of Wednesday afternoon.

Mullikin, who was first elected to a two-year term in 2007, did not return calls seeking comment.

City Council members in Dilworth are elected at large.

Filing can be done in Dilworth City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a $2 filing fee.

Readers can reach Forum reporter

Erik Burgess at (701) 241-5518