Kylie Oversen is the endorsed Democratic candidate for ND tax commissioner. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

MINOT, N.D. — Most of you probably don’t care about who chairs the political parties.

They are positions that matter, to be sure. A party chair is in charge of important things, like coordinating fundraising, hiring staff, settling intraparty disputes, recruiting candidates, and messaging. Still, party chairs tend to fly under the radar.

In baseball, it’s said that the best umpire is the one you never hear about, and that’s probably true of party chairs too. If they’re doing their jobs well, they don’t get a lot of attention.

Kylie Oversen, outgoing chair of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL, got a lot of attention.

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