Burley County Auditor Candidates Discuss Potential Conflicts of Interest

BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – There will be a new Burley County Auditor after the election in November and one of the candidates is worried about his opponent.

Kirsten Dvorak, who is running for auditor against Mark Splonkowski, expressed concern about Splonkowski’s role on the Bismarck City Commission. According to him, there are times when the interests of the city and the interests of the county conflict. Splonkowski says he doesn’t believe that will be an issue.

“During the last three months, there have been many times when he had to recuse himself from voting in the City Commission because of public health or the contract for the library, and so those kinds of things, there is a conflict of interest. Held,” he said. Dvorak.

“Even very rarely any problem arises. I handled it like no other. I said, “Hey, I’m the Burleigh County Auditor, I see that as a potential conflict of interest.” And let the other commissioners actually decide,” Splonkowski said.

One potential conflict of interest currently facing the Bismarck City Commission: The city and county are at odds over funding for a new public health building. Splonskowski was elected to the Bismarck City Commission in 2020. He says he has not decided whether he will seek re-election in 2024.

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