Winners and Losers of the North Dakota Primary election

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In a race with several well-known names, only two could come out on top. Those two in the end were the incumbents, who ended up keeping their seats on the Fargo City Commission.

"No matter how many times you do it you get nervous, wondering if what you were saying was connecting and reaching the people, and it is always hard to know who is going to turn out and vote," said Tony Gehrig.

After running for a seat four times, and now finally getting his second chance, Commissioner Tony Gehrig along with his colleague Dave Piepkorn, believe that there is still work to be done.

In the West Fargo Mayoral race, incumbent Mayor Rich Mattern who served for four terms was out, and in came Bernie Dardis to replace him.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to be able to work with the other members of the commission and the staff of the city of West Fargo," explained Bernie Dardis.

Dardis stated that while he is grateful for the service of the incumbent Mattern, the final tally at the end of the race was exciting. He mentioned it was time to help the city grow, and that he plans to work hard for the tax payers of West Fargo.

Although he is out the door, Mattern sees his sixteen years in West Fargo as a success. He goes on to say that he is satisfied with the results, and that he only has well wishes for his formidable opponent.