Veteran Mandan Republican state Rep. RaeAnn Kelsch's income tax problems have ended her time in the Legislature.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Veteran Mandan Republican state Rep. RaeAnn Kelsch's income tax problems have ended her time in the Legislature.
Kelsch conceded defeat Tuesday as she trailed incumbent Rep. Todd Porter and challenger Nathan Toman in her district's Republican House primary.
Porter and Toman will run as the district's Republican House candidates in the fall.
Kelsch is chairwoman of the House Education Committee. She's been in the Legislature for 22 years.
Kelsch disclosed in January that she hadn't filed income tax returns for six years. Her husband took the blame for the problem.
The Kelsches' tax problems came to light after the state Tax Department filed a $303,816 lien against them.
RaeAnn Kelsch said the couple didn't file tax returns from 2004 through 2009. She says the debt has since been paid.