Secretary of State Candidate Ends Race “In Light of Recent Events”
Will Gardner Pleaded Guilty To Disorderly Conduct in 2006
MANDAN, N.D. — Will Gardner has dropped out of the race for North Dakota Secretary of State.
In a short post on his campaign’s Facebook page the Republican-endorsed candidate wrote: “In light of recent events, I have decided to withdraw from the election of Secretary of State. This is the best decision for my family and me.”
Last Friday, The Forum published an article about a 2006 window-peeping incident at NDSU involving Gardner.
He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
Back in April, Gardner defeated longtime incumbent Al Jaeger at their party convention to clinch the nomination.