Chuck Barney announces candidacy for Minot mayor

Chuck Barney, a former Minot alderman and city council president, announced Wednesday that he will run for mayor in 2014.

Mayor Curt Zimbelman announced in August that he will not seek re-election to a fourth term.

Barney is a long-time Minot resident who served three terms as Fourth Ward alderman, two terms as Minot City Council president and seven years as Finance and Improvements Committee chairman. He has served on various boards, including president of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, treasurer of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce and district chairman of the Northern Lights Council of the Boys Scouts of America.

Barney is director of the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy at Minot Staet University. He and his wife, Leslie, also are owners of Souris Valley Apartments.

The election is June 10, 2014.