Moehnke, Alstott seek re-election to City Council
They are the first candidates to enter the 2019 race in FD
Two veteran members of the Fort Dodge City Council are seeking re-election this year.
Councilman Terry Moehnke, who represents Ward 1, is seeking his fourth term, while Councilman Kim Alstott, who represents Ward 4, is seeking his fifth term.
Both filed nominating petitions at the City Clerk’s Office on Monday.
Moehnke was the first person to submit nominating petitions for this year’s election, in which the voters will pick the four council members who represent the wards and one at-large council member.
He is an optometrist who lives at 222 Crestview Drive.
Moehnke led the effort to create Veterans Memorial Park at Badger Lake. He also is lead organizer of Backpack Buddies, an effort which puts some food items in the school backpacks of local children so that they are assured of having something to eat over the weekends.
He was born in Rochester, Minnesota, and grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is a Navy veteran.
He earned his optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He also earned a master’s degree in clinical vision research from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Ward 1 includes the west side of Fort Dodge, Pleasant Valley and part of downtown.
Alstott is a retired business owner who lives at 1232 N. Seventh St.
He is a native of Fort Dodge who graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School. He earned an associate degree from Iowa Central Community College. He is a veteran of the Iowa Army National Guard.
He is the chairman of the board for the Salvation Army in Fort Dodge. He is also the vice chairman of the board for the Heart of Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund.
Alstott serves on the boards of the Twin Rivers chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Webster County Crime Stoppers.
He is a volunteer with Pride In Community Appearance.
Ward 4 is the north central part of the city.