Randy Christmann, today, announced he would be seeking re-election to the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC). He has served as a PSC Commissioner since 2012 and is currently its chairperson.

“I have been honored to represent the people of North Dakota as their Public Service Commissioner,” said Christmann. “And I am gratified by the trust the voters have placed in me to serve the public interest.”

Christmann said, “For the PSC, “serving the public” is defined by ensuring consumers get reliable and affordable utility rates, that our state’s commercial measuring devices are accurate, that our state’s safety programs are well-executed and truly protect people, that mine and wind farm land is reclaimed in a manner that restores productivity and beauty, that property owners are treated with respect and dignity, that our state’s natural resources are developed responsibly to enhance our state’s economic needs and America’s energy independence, and that we conduct the business of the PSC within the letter of the law and our state constitution.”

“I am proud of our record of success,” continued Christmann. “During my time as commissioner, North Dakotans have enjoyed some of the lowest utility rates in the nation. Our mine and wind farm reclamation programs are a model for the rest of the nation. And our state has seen over $8 billion in new energy development infrastructure sited and approved by the commission.”

In conclusion, Christmann said, “It is vitally important that the commission retain a balanced approach to regulation of the industries we oversee. We can and will protect the environment and responsibly develop North Dakota’s God-given resources for the benefit of its citizens.”

Prior to the PSC, Christmann served in the North Dakota Senate representing District 33 for 18 years. He and his wife, Bethanie, own a cattle ranch west of Hazen, ND. Christmann is a veteran of the N.D. National Guard and a graduate of NDSU, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He is a member of the N.D. Lignite Research Council, the N.D. Stockmen’s Association, N.D. Farm Bureau, the National Rifle Association and a former Director of the N.D. Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives.