The man believed to be North Dakota’s oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout.
The Minot Daily News reports that Ruso Mayor Bruce Lorenz captured all three votes cast in the state’s smallest incorporated city.
The 86-year-old retired rural mail carrier estimates he’s been mayor for more than three decades. He said he forgot Tuesday was election day.
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He quipped, “I’ll have to go down the street and see if I can find a cigar.”
Recent health issues have caused Lorenz to move into an assisted living facility in Minot. But he says he’ll still serve as mayor.
He does have a platform — he wants to get rural water service in the McLean County town.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.