Port: Statewide Democratic-NPL candidate has yet to file a campaign finance report despite two deadlines


MINOT, N.D. — This spring Melanie Moniz accepted the Democratic-NPL’s endorsement to run for the Public Service Commission against Republican incumbent Julie Fedorchak.

Since then, Moniz has been a non-entity on the campaign trail. When I tried to get a hold of her to organize a debate between the candidates on my podcast , Moniz didn’t respond. She hasn’t been present in the headlines. If she’s been holding campaign events, I haven’t heard of them.

When the Forum Communications newspapers announced their endorsements in the PSC races, they wrote this of Moniz : “Moniz is a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes but little else is known about her.”

She has been sporadically active in promoting her campaign on social media. She recently posted a link on Facebook to a profile the Bismarck Tribune did of the PSC candidates.

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