Surgeon wins special election to become Fargo's next mayor

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Fargo's acting Mayor Tim Mahoney beat out a Fargo businessman in a special election Tuesday to replace the late Dennis Walaker, who died in December.

Mahoney, a 65-year-old surgeon, ran against area businessman and former city commissioner Brad Wimmer on a platform that referenced his ties to Walaker: "Honor the past. Build the future," Forum News reports.

Mahoney captured nearly 60 percent of the vote, receiving 8,575 votes to Wimmer's 5,853, WDAY says. For complete election results, click here.

The new mayor says it is an exciting, yet challenging time to lead the city of Fargo.

"We're the No. 1 city in the state of North Dakota, we have economic growth, we have all sorts of jobs available. We have wonderful areas for people to live," Mahoney said, according to MPR News. "So that's wonderful, but the challenges are we still have to work around a flood mitigation issue."

One of his main goals for his term is to secure federal funding for a $1.8 billion Red River diversion project that will provide long-term flood protection for the city, reports note.

Mahoney was elected to the Fargo City Commission in 2005, and Walaker appointed him deputy mayor in 2006, according to his bio on the city's website.

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