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MSUM professor to run for Moorhead City Council

Deb White. Special to The Forum

MOORHEAD — A sociology professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead announced Wednesday, July 11, that she will run for Moorhead City Council.

Deb White plans to seek the open 3rd Ward seat currently held by Brenda Elmer. Elmer is running for mayor against Newzad Brifki.

Troy Krabbenhoft, owner of Krabbenhoft Real Estate Team, has also announced intentions to run for the 3rd Ward seat. The filing period for council candidates is from July 31 to Aug. 14, with the election set for Nov. 6.

White and her family have lived for 18 years in the historic Comstock neighborhood in Moorhead, White said in a news release.

She founded NEW Leadership Northern Lights, a public leadership program for women, in 2001. In 2013, she went to the White House for the Conference on Girls' Leadership and Civic Engagement.

She outlined community engagement, economic development and downtown development as her priorities if elected.