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Ross elected Minot mayor

AP Photo First-time voter Michael Warsocki looks over the ballot as he makes his choices in Tuesday’s election at Minot’s Maysa Arena.

Tom Ross hopes to get to work on bringing the Minot community together after his election as mayor in unofficial election totals released Tuesday night.

“The two words from here are ‘together’ and ‘we.’ I want to bring those words bring back, and I want to use them frequently,” he said.

He said Minot has much to look forward to, and he plans to get to work to make things happen. He said he ran on his love for the city where he was born and raised.

“That played an important role not only in my deciding to run but knowing and experiencing the best parts of MInot are the opportunities that lie ahead,” he said.

Ross received 1,978 votes to 1,357 for Miranda Schuler and 1,216 for incumbent mayor Shaun Sipma.

Ross, executive director of an assisted-living center, is midway through in his first term on the council. He had said he would be a leader who listens and is inclusive, bringing people together to work on solutions. He also listed priorities to fast-track flood control and grow the tax base through aggressive economic development.

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