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New Minot Mayor & Write-In Candidate Reaction

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The man elected mayor of Minot in yesterday's primary election wants to get the main write-in candidate he faced involved in city government.

That's what mayor-elect Chuck Barney says regarding Kevin Mehrer.

Barney was the winner in the voting, but there were a large number of write-in votes - presumably mostly for Mehrer, who mounted an organized write-in campaign.

We won't know the exact number of votes he received until the ballots are canvassed in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Barney and Mehrer have already planned an informal meeting for tomorrow to talk about how the young challenger can become involved in the future of the city.

(Chuck Barney, Minot Mayor-Elect) "I applaud him. He's young, he's got energy, he's got ideas and as city leaders we need to tap into that. We need to be inclusive. We need to include younger people into the process so that when we step away from government there are people who understand it that can take it over."

(Kevin Mehrer, Candidate for Mayor) "I'm looking forward to working with him because my passion for the city hasn't gone away after one vote. I'm looking forward to serving on a committee or being able to work alongside him. Obviously we've still got lots of issues the city has to deal with and I'm looking forward to tackling them and looking forward to building our community."

Mehrer says he remains interested in the possibility of seeking pubic office in a future election, although he has no firm plans yet.

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