Dale Helms voted to join East Grand Forks City CouncilEast Grand Forks City Council members voted 4-2 to select Dale Helms to join their ranks Tuesday.
East Grand Forks City Council members voted 4-2 to select Dale Helms to join their ranks Tuesday.
Helms had sought to represent Ward 2 half a dozen times before but hadn't been able to muster the necessary votes. Several who voted for him said they did so because he'd tried for so long.
He replaces Ron Vonasek, who died in December, necessitating the appointment. Helms will have to run in November if he wants to keep his position.
The other candidate was Erin Almlie. Council members, even those who didn't vote for her, said she, too, should run in November.