MINOT, N.D. — Amy Olson is a professional golfer from Fargo, and, while six months pregnant, just qualified to play in the U.S. Open in July to be played at the famed Pebble Beach golf course.
But earlier this month, Olson was also elected to be the chair of the Republican Party in District 27, a Fargo-area jurisdiction covering the southern edge of the city and rural areas to the south.
“There are two things I was told when I turned professional as an athlete that you shouldn’t talk about,” Olson told me. “One was politics; the other was religion. I don’t follow the rules very well, apparently.”