Dickinson mayor decides not to run for statewide office


MINOT, N.D. — Scott Decker, the mayor of Dickinson, has decided against a campaign to replace retiring Secretary of State Al Jaeger.

Decker had told me he was considering a campaign when I contacted him in late January , but when I spoke with him today he said he’d decided against a run.

Decker has been mayor since 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.

That leaves Rep. Michael Howe, a Republican from Casselton, as the only candidate in that race from any political party.

Howe announced his campaign on Jan. 18 , and had spoken about his desire to run for the office before that on an episode of my Plain Talk podcast.

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