MINOT, N.D. — On Saturday, Jan. 4, I was the first to report that Republican state lawmaker Daniel Johnston, a Republican from Kathryn, would be launching a campaign for state Treasurer.
Long-time Republican incumbent Kelly Schmidt has opted not to run for another term. So far, Johnston is the only announced candidate in the race. He officially announced his campaign earlier this week on Tuesday.
He’s also got a couple of civil cases in his public record that voters may want to consider before putting him in charge of the state’s Treasury.