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  • 2020 FMWF Area Election Guide

  • The Chamber is committed to sharing election and candidate information to encourage civic participation in elections.

  • Election Information

    Cass County residents will only have a mail-in ballot option for the Tuesday, June 9, 2020 primary election. Any voter who is listed in the Central Voter File with the North Dakota Secretary of State will receive, by mail starting the week of April 20, the information and necessary documents to request their ballot. Residents who don’t receive this should request their ballot by visiting vote.nd.gov. or casscountynd.gov. Ballots must be postmarked by June 8, 2020.

    Please reference our Asking the Experts article for more details.

    Minnesota’s primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Watch for future information on candidates and election information.


    Below is a guide of contested city, county and statewide races for June 2020. Please note, only contested June races are listed below. For a full list of candidates, refer to the ND Secretary of State’s page. View a Q&A with the candidates in this blog post.

    We have released candidate videos and questionnaires here so you can learn more about their priorities, experience and thoughts on the usage of the legacy fund. In addition, you can read more about their stances regarding core neighborhoods, workforce challenges and West Fargo’s 2.0 comprehensive plan.

  • Fargo City Commission Candidates
  • Candidates in video: Tony Grindberg, Edward Krystosek, Arlette Preston, Bradford Shaffer and John Strand.

  • West Fargo City Commission Candidates
  • Candidates in video: Roben Anderson, Mandy George and Mark Simmons.

  • District 3 Cass County Commission Candidates
  • Candidates in video: Jim Kapitan and Ken Pawluk.

  • North Dakota Candidates

    The below candidates are in contested races for the June 2020 election. The two candidates who receive the most votes in June will be elected to their respective City Commissions.

    West Fargo City Commission

    (non-partisan)

    • Roben Anderson
    • Mandy George
    • Mark Simmons*

    Fargo City Commission

    (non-partisan)

    • Ritchell Aboah
    • Tony Grindberg*
    • Edward Krystosek
    • Arlette Preston
    • Doug Rymph
    • Bradford Shaffer
    • John Strand*

    Cass County Commission District 3

    The below candidates are in contested races for the June 2020 primary election. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the June primary will advance to the November general election. Districts 1 and 5 have only two candidates running, so they will both advance to the November general election.

    (non-partisan)

    • Al Carlson
    • Jim Kapitan
    • Ken Pawluk*
  • North Dakota Statewide Races

    The below candidates are in contested races for the June 2020 primary election. For partisan races, the candidate who receives the most votes for their party in the June primary will advance to the November general election. For non-partisan races, the two candidates who receive the most votes in the June primary election will advance to the November general election.

    U.S. House of Representatives – Contested Primary

    • Zach Raknerud (D)
    • Ronald Clifford Riemers (D)

    Governor – Contested Primary

    • Doug Burgum* (R)
    • Michael Coachman (R)

    State Treasurer – Contested Primary

    • Thomas Beadle (R)
    • Dan Johnston (R)

    Superintendent of Public Instruction – Contested Non-Partisan Primary

    • Kirsten Baesler*
    • Brandt Dick
    • Charles Tuttle

    (*indicates incumbent)