RUSO, N.D. — THE MAN believed to be North Dakota’s oldest mayor has breezed to another time period, successful unanimously in a vote that noticed one hundred pc turnout.
Ruso Mayor Bruce Lorenz captured all three votes solid in the state’s smallest included city, the Minot Day By Day News suggested.
The 86-year-vintage retired rural mail service estimates he’s been mayor for greater than 3 a long time. He stated he forgot Tuesday used to be election day until his daughter reminded him.
“I’ll need to go down the road and spot if i will be able to discover a cigar,” he quipped.
Latest well being issues have brought about Lorenz to transport into an assisted residing facility in Minot, which may restrict his duties as mayor.
“My well being went to pot this spring,” he stated. “i will be able to’t even walk anymore with out a walker. Lifestyles offers us some strange roads. We’ll see what occurs.”
Lorenz mentioned he’ll nonetheless serve as mayor. He does have a platform — he wants to get rural water service in the McLean County town.
“we need rural water nevertheless it’s too expensive for just a couple of people,” he stated. “Ruso is lovely small o.k..”
in the simplest other contest on Tuesday’s ballot , Terry Roloson used to be re-elected to City Council after additionally garnering all 3 votes cast.
Ruso is found about 40 miles southeast of Minot.