- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - NAME: Dennis Walaker

BIRTHDATE: Jan. 10, 1941, in Fargo.

EDUCATION: Attended North Dakota State University.

OCCUPATION: Retired. Worked for city of Fargo for 32 years, the last 17 as public works director.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Has been elected twice to four-year terms as Fargo mayor. Seeking third term.

FAMILY: Married to Mary. Two children.

COMMENT: “I do not owe anybody anything. I think that’s the secret.”

NAME: Brad Wimmer

BIRTHDATE: March 16, 1954, in Fargo.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

OCCUPATION: Co-owner of Wimmer’s Jewelry, which has two stores in Fargo.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Served two four-year terms on Fargo Park Board, currently serving second four-year term on Fargo City Commission.

FAMILY: Married to Deb. One child.

COMMENT: “The timing is right for my business and my family. And I just think it’s time for a change. I don’t think we should be running for two to three terms for any political office. We need to get new people involved.”

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