Mayor Tim Mahoney announces run for re-election

February 1, 2022: Today, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney announced his run for re-election. He officially filed with the Cass County Auditor’s office today.

Mahoney has served as mayor of Fargo since 2015. Prior to that time, for six years, he was Fargo’s deputy mayor for Mayor Dennis Walaker, and nine years as a Fargo city commissioner. He has been active in many areas that help advance Fargo as a top performer in the Midwest.

“I’m inspired everyday by the people of Fargo. We are growing and prospering, and I look forward to continuing to serve this great city,” says Mahoney. “As a proven leader, with a conservative, fiscal management style, and a logical common-sense approach to government, I will lead Fargo as it evolves into its next, best version.”

During Mahoney’s seven years as mayor, the City of Fargo has experienced record growth and development, weathering the COVID pandemic with continued economic growth and resiliency. Building permits grew from $250 million yearly to an average of $625 million yearly, currently standing at $740 million.

The city’s budget has been balanced with a decrease of mils of 6.25 on residential property, the “tax rate” applied to the assessed value of a property.

Funding for flood projection and build over the next six years is in place; and the Red River Valley Water Supply project, to move water from the Missouri River to the eastern side of the state, has started, meaning drought protection for the community.

“The community has done well, but now we need to look at our neighborhoods and see how we can improve them,” says Mahoney. “A study on affordable housing is in the works and we have to develop a plan that would help many of our vulnerable population. Our social issues need our attention and compassion to meet the needs of our community.”

Tim is a general and vascular surgeon and continues to practice part time at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls, Minn. He and his wife, Kathy, live in south Fargo; and their son, Dylan, attends NDSU.

The last day for candidates to file with the Cass County Auditor’s office is April 11, 2022 at 4:00 pm. The election will be held June 14, 2022. For citizens of Fargo who wish to vote in their home, they may request an Absentee Ballot at


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