Mandan News

Rohr seeking second term

By LeAnn Eckroth
Lee News

Mandan City Commissioner Dennis Rohr, 70, announced on Thursday that he is seeking reelection to a second four-year term.

The former Mandan police chief has served on the commission since 2010.

Rohr served as Mandan police chief from 1986 to 2007. He also is retired as the business manager for the Christ the King Catholic Church parish in Mandan.

Rohr is a native of Kansas. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Minot State University and studied for a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Dakota.

Rohr holds the water treatment, waste water, engineering and public works portfolios.

He said there are many opposing views and citizen interests the commission needs to balance for the well-being of our community. Rohr said he researches city issues before the meetings.

“It is important that good foresight and planning allow for a healthy growth while avoiding problems in the future,” Rohr said. “There has to be a good balance between the need for citizens to pay taxes in order to receive services and keep our infrastructure viable.” Costs must still be kept reasonable.

He and wife, Vesta, have three grown children, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The second commission opening is now held by Dot Frank. She said Thursday afternoon that she remains undecided about her plans for re-election.