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District 38 Republicans endorse candidates for legislative seats

The District 38 Republican Party has endorsed Christina Wolff for election to the North Dakota House and incumbents, Sen. David Hogue and Rep. Dan Ruby, for re-election. All three candidates received unanimous support from voting delegates at Monday’s convention.

Wolff, of Minot, is a small business owner who brings a strong conservative philosophy to the District 38 team. She has been the secretary of District 38 for three years and is president of the Republican Women of Minot. Wolff considers herself to be fiscally and socially conservative.

“I fully support the platform of the Republican Party, and it will be my pleasure to continue to serve the people of District 38. I’m excited to join the team and continue the legacy of conservative leadership that we have been privileged to have in District 38 for many years,” she said.

Hogue has served in the North Dakota Senate since his first election in 2008. He has served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and as the Senate Majority Caucus leader for 10 years. Hogue presently serves as the Senate Majority Leader and was elected to that position in 2022.

“I look forward with humility for the opportunity to serve the people of North Dakota in 2025. I will continue to advocate for and pass laws to lower taxes, respect and protect the life of the unborn, and prudent management of our state’s resources, including our constitutional funds,” he said.

Hogue is an attorney in private practice with the Minot law firm of Pringle & Herigstad, PC.

Ruby was first elected to the North Dakota House in 2000. He serves as the chairman of the House Transportation Committee and also serves on the Budget Section Committee, an interim committee that makes fiscal decisions when the Legislature is not in regular session. Ruby is self-employed as the majority owner and president of Circle Sanitation, Inc.

“As one of the longest serving members of the legislative assembly, I look forward to providing continued leadership in the area of transportation and business issues. Along with support for flood control funding I have worked hard to get passing lanes on Highway 52 between Portal and Jamestown as well as pushing to get Highway 52 four-laned between Minot and Velva. I will continue to champion creating a strong business environment for new and existing businesses,” he said.

In addition to Hogue and Ruby, District 38 currently is represented during the interim by Republican Rep. JoAnne Rademacher of Foxholm, who was appointed to fill the vacancy created with the resignation of Rep. Larry Bellew at the end of 2023.

District 38 includes portions of Minot and a large area from northwest to southwest of Minot, including Burlington.

The only announced candidate for Democratic-NPL endorsement in District 38 is Lisa Hermosillo, who seeks to run for the North Dakota House. North Dakota’s primary election is June 11 and the general election is Nov. 5.

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