Dickinson mayor considering run for secretary of state


MINOT, N.D. — Incumbent Secretary of State Al Jaeger has been in office since 1992, but he’s not running for another term, and the candidates to replace him are already lining up.

Rep. Michael Howe, a Republican from West Fargo, has already thrown his hat into the ring (you can listen to him talk about his candidacy on a recent episode of Plain Talk ), and now another candidate may be on the cusp of announcing.

Scott Decker is the mayor of Dickinson , having been elected to that position in 2016, and before that he was elected to the Dickinson City Commission in 2014. He’s a graduate of Dickinson State University and a 21-year Army veteran.

He tells me he may take a shot at statewide office. “I haven’t made a decision yet,” he said.

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