Usually when candidates for North Dakota’s statewide ballot announce their campaigns they hit a couple or all of the state’s largest cities. Usually Bismarck and Fargo, with one or both of Minot and Grand Forks thrown in. Sometimes they’ll also announce from whatever smaller town they’re from too.
But Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk, who is running for a second six-year term after losing the NDGOP nomination for US House last year to Kevin Cramer, is having none of that. Kalk will be announcing his campaign in no fewer than 18 cities across the state over three days.
That’s…aggressive, though in keeping with Kalk’s style which might best be described as affably relentless.
Kalk’s opponent this cycle is Democrat Todd Reisenauer of Fargo, who announced his campaign in…Fargo and that’s it.
Not that statewide elections hinge on
You can get all the details in his press release below.
Brian Kalk to Formally Announce Re-election Bid for the Public Service Commission
Brian Kalk, Chairman of the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC), will formally announce his re-election campaign for 2014 in his home town of Bottineau on Wednesday, March 26, 5 PM, at the Veterans’ Club. Everyone is invited!
Dr. Kalk, a retired Marine combat veteran, was a professor at North Dakota State University prior to his election in 2008 to the PSC. Brian credits his career in the Marine Corps and his time at North Dakota State as defining moments in his career prior to his election to the PSC.
Brian has worked to find that critical balance between energy security and common sense management of our natural resources. When asked about his potential next term, Kalk responded, “North Dakota faces a series of energy related challenges. We must make certain that these challenges are treated as opportunities and not roadblocks. I have the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills, to balance the many needs of North Dakotans while keeping our state as the envy of the nation.”
Following his hometown announcement, Brian will travel around the state to say ‘Thank You’ to his many supporters, listen to their ideas and concerns, and ask for their continued support. For a complete list of his stops please refer to the list below.
Wed – 26 Mar Bottineau Veterans Club 5:00 PM Wed – 26 Mar Dunseith Dales Truck Stop 7:00 PM Thur – 27 Mar Williston El Rancho Hotel Lobby 9:00 AM Thur – 27 Mar Stanley Stanley Equipment 11:00 AM Thur – 27 Mar Minot The View (2905 Elk Drive) 1:00 PM Thur – 27 Mar Devils Lake Dairy Queen 4:30 PM Thur – 27 Mar Grafton Simonsons Subway 7:30 PM Fri – 28 Mar Grand Forks Caribou Coffee (S. Washington) 9:00 AM Fri – 28 Mar Fargo Maintenance Engineering (3001 S. Univ) 11:30 AM Fri – 28 Mar Wahpeton Pizza Ranch 1:30 PM Fri – 28 Mar Milnor Senior Center 3:00 PM Fri – 28 Mar Valley City Pizza Corner 5:30 PM Fri – 28 Mar Jamestown McDonalds 7:30 PM Sat – 29 Mar Wishek Piccadilly Cafe 10:00 AM Sat – 29 Mar Bismarck Dunn Brothers Coffee (1401 Skyline Blvd) 1:30 PM Sat – 29 Mar Mandan Dakota Farms Family Restraurant 3:00 PM Sat – 29 Mar Beulah Subway 5:30 PM Sat – 29 Mar Dickinson Elks Club (Armstrong II) 7 PM (MT)