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    Bismarck, ND - The North Dakota Republican Party has hired current District 18 Chairman and Grand Forks School Board member Dane J. Ferguson as their next Executive Director. Ferguson has been a critical member of the Grand Forks United Republican Committee for 4 years, and his efforts led to the recruitment of newly elected legislators, Representative Steve Vetter and Senator Scott Meyer.

    A Grafton native, Ferguson graduated from Concordia College in 2008 with a degree in Political Science and Business. He and his family have been running their successful small business, Ferguson Books & More since 2010.

    Ferguson has been heavily involved with the NDGOP since his run for the state legislature in 2012. Focusing on grass roots recruitment, he has led efforts to build a strong presence of regional Republican leadership. In addition to Ferguson's campaign experience, his position as Chairman of the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Division has allowed him to build a strong foundation of relationships across the state.

    "The NDGOP is excited to announce the hiring of Dane as the Executive Director. We had many qualified applicants but it is always nice to hire one of our own. Dane's experience as a district chair will allow him to hit the ground running on day one."

    Ferguson wants to continue the party’s focus on solid candidate recruitment, target messaging in particular districts, and strong and aggressive emphasis on fundraising.

    “Roz did great work for our state and I am honored to have the torch passed to me. With our tremendous victories this past fall, our goal will be to continue to build off these successes by finding and supporting great people to run for office who represent the values of our state. This is not the time to just sit back and be complacent—we still have a lot of work to do," Ferguson stated.

    Ferguson replaces Roz Leighton, who was hired as Executive Director in July 2015. She left to join the Donald J. Trump Presidential Inaugural Committee as Cabinet Affairs Liaison.
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    Bismarck, ND - The North Dakota Republican Party has hired current District 18 Chairman and Grand Forks School Board member Dane J. Ferguson as their next Executive Director.  Ferguson has been a critical member of the Grand Forks United Republican Committee for 4 years, and his efforts led to the recruitment of newly elected legislators, Representative Steve Vetter and Senator Scott Meyer.  

A Grafton native, Ferguson graduated from Concordia College in 2008 with a degree in Political Science and Business. He and his family have been running their successful small business, Ferguson Books & More since 2010.  

Ferguson has been heavily involved with the NDGOP since his run for the state legislature in 2012.  Focusing on grass roots recruitment, he has led efforts to build a strong presence of regional Republican leadership.  In addition to Fergusons campaign experience, his position as Chairman of the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Division has allowed him to build a strong foundation of relationships across the state.  

The NDGOP is excited to announce the hiring of Dane as the Executive Director.  We had many qualified applicants but it is always nice to hire one of our own. Danes experience as a district chair will allow him to hit the ground running on day one.

Ferguson wants to continue the party’s focus on solid candidate recruitment, target messaging in particular districts, and strong and aggressive emphasis on fundraising.  

“Roz did great work for our state and I am honored to have the torch passed to me.  With our tremendous victories this past fall, our goal will be to continue to build off these successes by finding and supporting great people to run for office who represent the values of our state.  This is not the time to just sit back and be complacent—we still have a lot of work to do, Ferguson stated.  

Ferguson replaces Roz Leighton, who was hired as Executive Director in July 2015. She left to join the Donald J. Trump Presidential Inaugural Committee as Cabinet Affairs Liaison.

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    Diane HaagaCongratulations Dane #Love whatyoudo!

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    Levi OtisCongrats Dane! Looking forward to working with you!

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    Brady PhelpsCongratulations Dane Jeremy Ferguson proud of ya!! #GOP4LIFE

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    Todd HumphreyCongrats..I look forward to meeting you.

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    Pat DusekCongratulations to another former student. Grafton kids are doing well all over.

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    Beth Quesnell BouleyThat is pretty darn awesome Dane. Congratulations.

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    Cheryl VistadCongratulations Dane. You will do a great job. 👍

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    Devra OlmsteadCongratulations! We are all proud of your accomplishments!

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    Bismarck, ND – State Republican leaders today called on Senator Heitkamp to vote to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency without delay. The Republican legislators pointed to Pruitt’s record in Oklahoma and nationally as a leading voice against federal overreach, his experience in enforcing environmental laws, and his recognition of the need to balance environmental and economic interests in order to grow the American economy and create more good paying jobs.

    “Attorney General Pruitt is the perfect choice to rein in EPA overreach and restore the agency to its original mission of working with states to protect our water, air and lands,” said Kelly Armstrong, Chairman of the NDGOP. “I urge Sen. Heitkamp to support his speedy confirmation.”

    “Senator Heitkamp understands the devastating effect that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will have on the coal industry in North Dakota,” said Jessica Unruh, ND State Senator. “Under Scott Pruitt’s leadership the proper balance between state and federal jurisdiction will be restored and these types of draconian mandates will be replaced with smart policies that factor environmental protection and economic growth. The people in coal country encourage Senator Heitkamp to support Scott Pruitt’s confirmation without delay.”

    “Voters of our state sent a clear message when they overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump that they were tired of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. dictating to states and individuals how to run our affairs,” added Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. “The EPA is one of the worst offenders, and Sen. Heitkamp can demonstrate that she respects the voters judgment by quickly confirming President-elect Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA, Scott Pruitt.”
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    Bismarck, ND – State Republican leaders today called on Senator Heitkamp to vote to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency without delay. The Republican legislators pointed to Pruitt’s record in Oklahoma and nationally as a leading voice against federal overreach, his experience in enforcing environmental laws, and his recognition of the need to balance environmental and economic interests in order to grow the American economy and create more good paying jobs.

“Attorney General Pruitt is the perfect choice to rein in EPA overreach and restore the agency to its original mission of working with states to protect our water, air and lands,” said Kelly Armstrong, Chairman of the NDGOP. “I urge Sen. Heitkamp to support his speedy confirmation.”

“Senator Heitkamp understands the devastating effect that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will have on the coal industry in North Dakota,” said Jessica Unruh, ND State Senator. “Under Scott Pruitt’s leadership the proper balance between state and federal jurisdiction will be restored and these types of draconian mandates will be replaced with smart policies that factor environmental protection and economic growth. The people in coal country encourage Senator Heitkamp to support Scott Pruitt’s confirmation without delay.”

“Voters of our state sent a clear message when they overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump that they were tired of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. dictating to states and individuals how to run our affairs,” added Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. “The EPA is one of the worst offenders, and Sen. Heitkamp can demonstrate that she respects the voters judgment by quickly confirming President-elect Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA, Scott Pruitt.”

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    House Majority Leader Al Carlson will join us at the first Chairman's Luncheon of 2017!

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    District 31 Republicans will elect precinct committee members, organize the District Committee, and choose the executive committee and its officers.

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