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Published May 14 2010

Williams still running, but not in June primary

Voters won’t see Mike Williams’ name listed on the June primary ballot, but the Fargo city commissioner said he’s still seeking to be on the ballot in November as a state legislative candidate.

Williams announced intentions in February to run as an independent for one of two open state House seats in District 11, which includes portions of south Fargo north of Interstate 94 and east of Interstate 29.

Williams said this week he’s still planning to seek the office, but since he’s not running on a party ticket, he doesn’t need to participate in the primary election.

He plans to gather the 300 signatures necessary to add his name on the November ballot. He must submit those at least 60 days before the election.

State Rep. Scot Kelsh, a Democrat, is the only incumbent in the District 11 House race. Also vying for a seat are Republicans David Gibb and Zach Heuer and Democratic-NPL candidate Ron Guggisberg.