GRAND FORKS -- As North Dakotans, we value honesty and integrity, and we want a government that reflects those values. We rightly expect the friends and neighbors elected to represent us to be transparent and accountable while they’re in Bismarck. That’s why our state requires political parties to report publicly from whom they receive and how they spend political contributions.
For the past 25 years, I have had the great pleasure of calling North Dakota my home. I have always been proud of my roots and am so glad that I chose to stay and build my life here. However, our state has come to a crossroads; a place where we have big decisions to make that will shape the future of our landscape for coming generations. The development we have seen in recent years has brought great attention to our state and has strengthened our economy to rival any other in the country.