Steve Bakken announces candidacy for Bismarck mayor

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary has his first opponent.

Steve Bakken has announced his candidacy for the mayor of the capital city.

Bakken is originally from Grand Forks and says Bismarck needs a change.

"Bismarck Taxpayers need transparency and accountability. There needs to be a culture change with everyone on the same page for Bismarck to be successful. Taxpayers and businesses deserve a better vision with fair and equitable government." said Bakken.

As of now, only Bakken and Seminary have announced they are running.

Seminary is seeking his second term.