Shelly Carlson announces run for Moorhead mayor

Shelly Carlson

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson announces a campaign to keep her job.

She has announced a press conference Wednesday morning at Third Drop Coffee.

Carlson was unanimously appointed mayor by the City Council in February 2021 when Mayor Johnathan Judd resigned after being appointed to a judgeship in Fergus Falls.

Carlson was elected to the City Council in November 2017 to a Ward 2 seat.

“I’ve dedicated my entire professional career to serving and protecting members of my community. I have had rewarding experiences within the non-profit sector, as well as in a variety of capacities with governmental entities advocating for victims,” Carlson said in a statement.

Carlson works at the Minnesota Elder Justice Center. It’s a non-profit where she manages a federal elder abuse grant.

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