(Bismarck, ND) — A new candidate is kicking off a campaign for Bismarck Mayor. Mike Schmitz announced his candidacy yesterday. He has lived in Bismarck since he was ten and has worked as a CPA in the city for over three decades. He says he has plans to improve the financial stability of the city along with transparency between the city government and the public. Schmitz is asking for public input through the comments section on his campaign website.