Four people are running for two seats on the Dickinson City Commission, and on Monday at City Hall residents had the opportunity to meet them during a candidate forum.
Challenger Kyle Jost, who is a Dickinson native, said he is running to get involved and make a difference in the community.
“So I want to insure that we are making decisions that are not only good for the here and now, but for our children and grandchildren”.
Nicole Wolla, who is also a challenger and an account executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Dickinson, said she hopes to make a difference in the community and her own home by running for a city commission seat.
“I want to be a good role model for my daughter and show her it is important to be involved, and if you want to have a voice you have to be involved”.
Incumbents Jason Fridrich and Klayton Oltmanns want four more years on the commission, so they can continue their work on the downtown area.
“We have a multiplex movie theater coming downtown, and I think that is going to really rejuvenate the downtown and the amount of traffic . . . and we have the town square, ” said Oltmanns, who has been a commissioner since 2010.
Fridrich, who is been on the commission for about thirteen months said,” We have a lot things that are in the fire. The feasibility study for an events center. . . all those are things that I’d like to see over the next four years.
Voters will head to the polls on June 12 for the Primary Election and decide on who they want to see compete in the Fall 2018 elections.