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Conrad to seek second term on Fort Dodge council

He holds at-large council seat

Fort Dodge City Councilman Neven Conrad is running for a second term in office.

”Four years ago, I was humbled to receive the support and trust of the citizens of Fort Dodge,” he said in a written statement announcing his candidacy. ”In the years since, I have worked to continue the many positive strides Fort Dodge has achieved in the past decade, but the work is not done.”

”Together, we can keep Fort Dodge a regional hub, drawing in new companies and expanding existing businesses,” he added. ”Together we can continue investing in ourselves through infrastructure improvements and quality of life measures designed to attract new citizens and retain native Fort Dodgers. Together we can provide solutions to problems and tackle head-on the effects of a changing economy. Together we can, but I will need your support.”

Conrad holds an at-large seat on the City Council. Just one of the three at-large seats will be filled in the Nov. 5 election.

Jim Underwood is also running for the at-large seat.

Conrad, of 1505 Timber Lane, is an attorney with the law firm Conrad & Lemmenes.

He serves on the boards of UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center and Trinity Health Systems. He is the vice president and tournament director for the Fort Dodge Baseball Association. He also serves on the board of Fort Dodge Amateur Sports.

The candidate is a member of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and the Iowa Bar Association.

Conrad is a graduate of St. Edmond High School who earned an associate degree from Iowa Central Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and a law degree from Drake University in Des Moines.

Other candidates who have filed nominating petitions to get on the ballot are Justin Myers (Ward 2), Councilman Terry Moehnke (Ward 1) and Councilman Kim Alstott (Ward 4).