Fargo-Area Lawmaker Announces Campaign for Treasurer

Rep. Thomas Beadle, R-Fargo, during floor debate Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Back in early December I mentioned that state Rep. Tom Beadle, a Republican from Fargo, was rumored in political circles to be considering a run for state treasurer.

Longtime incumbent Kelly Schmidt, also a Republican, has opted not to run for another term, and that decision has left an opening. State Rep. Daniel Johnston, a Republican from Kathryn, has already made a (somewhat rocky) entry into the race. Now Beadle has joined as well.

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