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Two GOP lawmakers announce bids for North Dakota treasurer

BISMARCK (AP) — There will be an intraparty Republican race for North Dakota treasurer.
Rep. Daniel Johnston of Kathryn and Rep. Tom Beadle of Fargo have announced runs for the post that’s being vacated by Republican Kelly Schmidt, who was first elected in 2004.
Johnston was first elected to the House in 2016. Beadle has served in the Legislature since 2010.
No Democrats have announced bids for the office.
The state treasurer is custodian of the state’s funds and sits on several state boards, such as the State Historical Board, State Investment Board and State Canvassing Board.
State lawmakers in recent years have attempted to eliminate the treasurer’s office and transfer its functions to other state agencies.
The treasurer’s annual salary is about $110,600.