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ND Public Service Commissioner Fedorchak running for re-election

FARGO -- North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak announced Wednesday she is running for re-election in November. Fedorchak made her announcement at a meeting of the Fargo United Republican Committee. She was first appointed to th...

FARGO -- North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak announced Wednesday she is running for re-election in November.

Fedorchak made her announcement at a meeting of the Fargo United Republican Committee. She was first appointed to the commission in 2013 to fill now U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer's seat, and was elected in 2014. She's running unopposed so far.

Fedorchak stressed her involvement in improving railroad safety after a crude oil train derailment and explosion in Casselton two years ago. In its wake, Fedorchak said, she and colleagues convinced the state Legislature to fund newly created state rail inspector positions.

The two inspectors have been working to identify rail safety violations and reduce accidents, Fedorchak said.

Fedorchak is one of three members of the Public Service Commission, all Republicans. They serve six-year terms.

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