MINOT — Almost exactly two years after announcing his candidacy to run for a position on Minot’s City Council, Alderman Tom Ross has announced his bid to be Minot’s next Mayor.
“As an elected member of Minot’s City Council, it became very clear early on in my first term, a change in leadership is needed,” Ross said.
A lifelong resident of Minot, Ross says he is focused on the future, and what lies ahead. “We have invested a great deal in flood control, stabilizing our regions water supply, and making our city a dynamic destination. We cannot take our foot off the gas; we need to move projects forward that will benefit all residents of our great city.”
"There is a big need to be more about 'We' and less about 'Me.' I want to build the 'We' stronger than ever. I look forward to serving all Citizens of Minot," said Ross.
Specific issues Ross says he will bring to the office of Mayor and the City of Minot:
Ross has been involved in several groups and organizations, including: Minot State University Board of Regents, Minot Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Minot Public Schools Ag Education Advisory Committee, Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, President of FFA Alumni, past member of Sunrise Rotary, MSU Beaver Booster Board of Directors, and founding member of Give360. Ross is the Executive Director of Elison Assisted Living of Minot. He has three children, Kenzie, Spencer, and Michael.
Mayor Shaun Sipma announced in December he is running for a second and final term.