BISMARCK, N.D. — A Republican appointed by GOP Gov. Doug Burgum to North Dakota’s Public Service Commission says he will seek election to the post in November.

Brian Kroshus was appointed to the three-member panel last year to replace Brian Kalk, a Republican who resigned.

Kroshus announced Tuesday he would run for the remaining two years left on Kalk’s six-year term. Kroshus is a former publisher of the Bismarck Tribune. He unsuccessfully ran for state auditor in 2016.

Casey Buchmann, of Washburn, announced last year he is seeking the Democratic endorsement for the unexpired term.

Randy Christmann, a Republican, was elected to the commission in 2012 and announced last week he is seeking a second six-year term.

The PSC regulates everything from auctioneers to pipelines in North Dakota.