Kreun may run for Legislature, doesn't rule out Grand Forks City Council bid
Curt Kreun may not be done running for public office. The former Grand Forks City Council member didn't run for re-election in his most recent post as a Republican state representative in 2014. He was ineligible to run again for his seat in Distr...
Curt Kreun may not be done running for public office.
The former Grand Forks City Council member didn't run for re-election in his most recent post as a Republican state representative in 2014. He was ineligible to run again for his seat in District 43 since he had moved to District 42 in Grand Forks.
But with District 42 up in this fall's election, Kreun said he's considering making another run. He's also been approached about Grand Forks City Council elections in June, which he didn't rule out.
"People have asked me about the House and the Senate and all of that, and the answer is you never say never," Kreun said Tuesday. "I guess I'm considering it."
District 42 is represented by Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider, as well as Reps. Kylie Oversen and Corey Mock, all of whom are Democrats. Mock has moved to District 18, making him ineligible to run for his District 42 seat.
Grant Hauschild, an associate director at the UND Alumni Association and Foundation, is seeking the Democratic endorsement for a House seat in District 42. Schneider and Oversen also are seeking re-election.
No Republicans have publicly announced intentions to run for District 42.
Kreun said his decision will partly hinge on his family situation. He said he has spent a lot of time with his dad, who went through several surgeries last year and lives in a nursing home in California.
"The opportunity is in 42 because it's up in this point in time, and I live in 42," he said. "I wouldn't mind doing it again, but I have to take care of these issues first. We're getting him taken care of, and so that's why I don't know if I would (run) or not."
Kreun was first elected to the North Dakota House in 2010. He also served more than 10 years on the Grand Forks City Council until announcing he would not run again in 2012.
Asked about a timetable for his decision, Kreun said Tuesday he'll "know in a week or two."