(Fargo, ND) -- Upon reflection of a successful seven years serving the people of Fargo, City Commissioner Tony Gehrig has announced Wednesday his decision to forgo a candidacy in the upcoming 2022 election.
Commissioner Gehrig cited a goal to spend more time with his family, son Jackson and focus on the remaining four years of his military career as the main reasons to leave the City Commission chambers come June.
“It has been a tremendous honor to serve this great community," said Gehrig in a statement released to WDAY Radio. "I am proud to have been a part of Fargo’s many successes over the past seven years and will continue fighting to reframe governmental efforts in terms of needs versus wants."
During his time on the City Commission, Commissioner Gehrig worked on several initiatives and priorities:
- Reduced property tax mills.
- Fought to end special assessments.
- Brought state and national attention to (and reformed) tax incentives.
- Championed a low and predictable tax rate.
- Steadfastly advocated for responsible and limited local government.
- Served as the primary elected liaison to the Enterprise/Utilities departments during major expansions of the Water Treatment Plant, Landfill and the Water Reclamation Facility.
- Supported and advocated for the addition of Fire Station Number 8 in South Fargo.
"We have fantastic employees at every level of City government and I look forward to working alongside them in service to the public for the remainder of my term--and potentially again in the future,” said Gehrig.
During his time on the City Commission, Commissioner Gehrig worked on several initiatives and priorities, including reduced property tax mills, fighting to end special assessments, bringing state and national attention to reformed tax incentives, championing low and predictable tax rates, steadfastly advocating for responsible and limited local government.
Gehrig also served as the primary elected liaison to the Enterprise and Utilities departments during major expansions of the Water Treatment Plant, Landfill and the Water Reclamation Facility. He also supported and advocated for the addition of Fire Station Number 8 in South Fargo. The commissioner currently also serves as the liaison to the Fargo Public Library, Information Services, Facilities Management and Fargo Fire Department.