The District 47 GOP committee has chosen someone to fill the vacancy left by Rep. George Keiser, who died last month.

The committee appointed Robb Eckert to serve the remainder of Keiser’s term, which ends in December this year.

He won’t be seeking the position in the upcoming election but could see himself running for office sometime in the future, he said.

“Just hope to serve it with honor, dignity, respect for all citizens of 47, no matter what Republicans or Democrats, just do anything I can to promote 47 to the state of North Dakota,” said Eckert.

Eckert says he’s been involved in the district for about 15 years and he currently serves as vice-chair of the District 47 Republican Party. He’s married with two children.

District 47 includes parts of Bismarck and Burleigh County.