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Forum staff reports , Published January 07 2014

Cass sheriff announces bid to run for third term

FARGO – Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney announced Tuesday that he’ll seek a third term as sheriff.

Laney took over as sheriff in January 2007 after unseating 28-year sheriff Don Rudnick. Before that, Laney had spent 17½ years at the Fargo Police Department, rising to the rank of lieutenant.

Laney, a former Marine who grew up near Horace, made his announcement Tuesday morning in a statement sent to news outlets.

“I feel honored to have had the opportunity to lead the fine men and women of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Together we have built strong leadership and accountability within the department and we have developed meaningful community partnerships. Our mission is to serve the citizens of Cass County and we strive daily to earn their respect and their trust. As a team, and as an office, we have made an impact in our community as well as at the state and national level,” his statement said.

“We have attained many goals, and have had many successes, but we still have much we want to accomplish in the coming years. I look forward to the opportunity to continue leading the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and serving the fine citizens of Cass County.”

Candidates for sheriff have until April 7 to file paperwork with the county auditor’s office. The primary election is slated for June 10, and the general election will be Nov. 4.