Minot Mayor Chuck Barney will not seek re-election next year

MINOT, N.D. – Minot Mayor Chuck Barney will not run for re-election in 2018.

Barney made the announcement early Tuesday morning in a release.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in public service but after over 16 years it’s time to pursue other interests and opportunities. I am grateful for the trust placed in me by the citizens of Minot and the outstanding City staff that do so much for our community,” said Barney in his release.

Voters first elected Barney in 2014, when he replaced outgoing Mayor Curt Zimbleman.