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Stressing job creation, another candidate launches bid for Fargo City Commission

Kelan Oster

FARGO – Kelan Oster announced Friday, April 6, that he’ll be running for the Fargo City Commission on a platform emphasizing job growth.

The south Fargo resident said in a statement that he’s focusing on “bringing fair jobs with competitive benefits into the Fargo community.”

“As a member of the Fargo working class, I want to represent all of Fargo, and be a voice for the people of the community,” he said.

Oster is a bank compliance consultant and a University of Mary School of Business alumnus. He said he is also a volunteer with the Fargo School District’s Junior Achievement program.

He plans to host a meet-and-greet event Thursday, April 12, with more details to be announced on his Facebook page and Twitter account.

There will be two seats on the City Commission up for grabs in June. Incumbents Tony Gehrig and Dave Piepkorn have both announced they’ll run. Others who have said they’ll run include former Republican state Sen. Tim Flakoll, activist Lenny Tweeden and former commissioners Linda Boyd, Arlette Preston and Mike Williams.

The deadline for candidates to file for the election is Monday, April 9.