Harlynn Bjerke: Christmann’s the choice for N.D. PSC

ADAMS, N.D. — In North Dakota, we have been blessed with many resources, including agriculture and energy. But another thing we’ve been blessed with is great people, and many of them have become great leaders for our state.

Among those leaders is Randy Christmann. Christmann has served in the Legislature for nearly two decades now, and for many of those years, he has been assistant leader of the state Senate. In that role, he has worked with our state’s leaders to craft the kind of legislation that has helped North Dakota prosper and become the national leader that it is today.

Now, Christmann is looking to take that leadership experience to the Public Service Commission.

He is uniquely fitted for the job of public service commissioner. As a lifelong rancher, he understands the importance of property owner rights. This has been extremely helpful for him as a legislator from coal country, as he has used his personal knowledge and experience to bring together landowners and the energy industry to reach cooperative agreements between the two to build our energy infrastructure.

He also serves as the director for the West River Telephone Cooperative and understands the issues important to the telecommunications industry. These are all areas that depend upon the sound policies and regulations of the PSC to help them grow and provide the services, jobs and energy that are so important to North Dakota.

I urge Herald readers to join me in supporting Christmann for Public Service Commission so that commissioner Brian Kalk will have another strong voice and leader serving with him in the PSC.

Harlynn Bjerke
Adams, ND