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Plain Talk: Fargo mayoral candidate says current leadership is missing opportunities

Roers Jones is currently a state representative, having been elected to the House from District 26 in 2016.

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Rep. Shannon Roers Jones, R-Fargo, presents a bill to the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 16, 2021.
Jeremy Turley / Forum News Service

MINOT, N.D. — "We have opportunities that are being missed," says Shannon Roers Jones.

Roers Jones is currently a state representative, having been elected to the House from District 26 in 2016.

She was just re-elected to that seat by a small but comfortable margin in 2020, and now she'd like to be mayor of Fargo.

On this episode of Plain Talk, she talks about why she'd be better for that job than incumbent Tim Mahoney, what the biggest challenges facing Fargo are, what it's like to campaign in Fargo's relatively new approval voting process, what her feelings are about term limits, and what she'll do with her legislative seat if she wins this election.

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Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at rport@forumcomm.com. Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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