More candidates have announced their plans to run for a seat on the Fort Dodge City Council. Cameron nelson announced his plans earlier this week to run for the Ward 2 seat. That seat is currently held by Andy Fritz. It’s unclear at this time if Fritz is planning to seek re-election. Nelson is a member of the Pleasant Valley Awareness Committee and is VP of the Lifeworks Charitable Foundation.
Melvin Newsome has announced he is running for one of the two at large seats, after an unsuccessful campaign in 2019. Real estate investor Brooke Bickford has announced her plans to run for an at large seat.
Quennel McCaleb the track coach at Fort Dodge Senior High and founder of the Dodger Experience mentorship program has announced a run for an at large seat. Community activist Zac Nuzum has as well.
Current At-Large member Lydia Schuur is seeking re-election. Dave Flattery will be seeking a sixth term as he looks to be re-elected in Ward 3. Mayor Matt Bemrich is seeking re-election and currently is unopposed. Council veterans Kim Alstott in Ward 4 and Dr. Terry Moehnke in Ward 1, are also seeking re-election.
At Large member Neven Conrad holds the only seat on the council that is not up for re-election.