I want to extend my deepest appreciation to my supporters and the voters of North Dakota who have elected me to be your next Public Service Commissioner. I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support I have received throughout this race. We ran a positive grassroots campaign, and I relied wholly on your help to see me through to victory on Election Day.
I will not take your support and trust in me for granted. Our energy, agriculture, and telecommunications industries have been major contributors to our economic growth, and the Public Service Commission has a direct impact on all of them. As your Public Service Commissioner, I will work hard to ensure we provide an environment in which these industries can continue to grow and prosper, creating thousands of jobs for our state.
As North Dakota continues to grow and expand, especially in our energy industry, it is also important that we balance that growth with our respect for land and landowners’ rights. I look forward to bringing that perspective to the Public Service Commission.