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Former Council Member Runs for Mayor

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Primary election day is Tuesday in North Dakota.

And while statewide and county-wide races will be only primaries, local races will be decided next week.

That means in places like Williston and Minot, new mayors will be chosen.

In both cities, longtime mayors are retiring.

In Minot, the mayoral race has only one name on the ballot - that of former city alderman Chuck Barney.

Although a write-in candidate has emerged as well.

As for candidate Barney, he says his experience in being a member of the city council will be important in moving the city forward.

(Chuck Barney, Candidate for Minot Mayor) "I understand how things get done. I understand the process. I understand the budgeting process. I understand how the city works with the state and the federal government ultimately. I'm going to hit the ground running, there won't be much ramp-up time."

Barney say finding funding for, and construction of, flood control for the city is a key issue.

He also says the overall quality of life is important for the city's residents.

(Chuck Barney, Candidate for Minot Mayor) "It means something different to our retired population than it does to our young family population and what we need to do is address quality of life for both segments or the whole spectrum of our community and I think the best way of doing that is working better with the park board, the school board, the Ward County Commission, and really working as a community and not so many separate little fiefdoms. We've got to join hands and work as a community."

Barney is currently the head of the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy at Minot State University.

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