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District 6 Republicans endorse candidates

District 6 Republicans endorsed Zach Lessig for Senate, with Pat Bachmeier and Kolette Kramer for the House of Representatives.

The District 6 group held its annual meeting on Feb. 25 in Upham. District 6 includes the counties of Bottineau, McHenry, and Renville, with parts of McLean and Ward counties. District 6 representatives serve the district for four years.

Zachary Lessig lives east of Lake Metigoshe with his wife, Kylene, and their two children.

He was raised in rural eastern Washington state but moved to Kylene’s home state in 2020 after the pandemic struck looking. He was in the Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq for a year.

After deployment Lessig received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology. He worked as a scientific technician for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and then returned to school to complete a master’s degree in biology from Central Washington University.

He sees the overreach of big government as threatening to the individualism that this country was founded on. He would like to represent District 6 in the North Dakota Senate with an emphasis on individual liberty and personal responsibility.

Patrick Bachmeier was raised on the family farm north of Granville. He attended Granville Public School and graduated with honors. After high school he worked construction jobs to save money to go to college. He then attended Bismarck State College and graduated with an Associates Degree in electronics technology. After college he married his wife, Amber, and they raised three sons on a farm in the Granville area.

He has been employed at Souris River Telecommunications for nearly 28 years with most of that time spent as a wireless technician. He has served as a church councilman, elder and as a director for Verendrye Electric Cooperative. He was a member of the TGU School Board and has been active with many organizations and committees in the Granville and Minot areas.

He would like to be the conservative voice for the people of District 6 in the N.D. House of Representatives. He believes in a citizen government that protects life, liberty and property.

Kolette Kramer was raised in Towner and graduated from Towner High School. She attended

NDSU-Bottineau and earned dual degrees in horticulture, nursery, and landscaping and floral management. She married Reed Kramer and they ranch south of Denbigh.

Reed and Kolette have nine children and are currently the District 6 chair and secretary. She is on the Dakota Hope Clinic Banquet Committee and was an EMT, qualified service provider and foster parent.

She is a Health Freedom advocate and would like to encourage grassroots involvement at every level of government.

The District 6 endorsed candidates will run in the June primary and if elected, they will be on the ballot in November.

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