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North Dakota GOP elects former second lady Sandi Sanford as chair

Fargo, North Dakota – In a noteworthy development within North Dakota’s political landscape, the state’s Republican Party has elected a new leader, who is none other than the former Second Lady of North Dakota.

During their annual committee assembly in Fargo, the North Dakota GOP selected Sandi Sanford as the new chairperson, a decision made on Friday. This decision resulted in Sanford triumphing over the incumbent, Perrie Schafer, who assumed the role of chair in the preceding year of 2021.

Sanford is not a newcomer to the political arena. With an impressive 26-year-long political career at both state and federal levels, she also owns a small enterprise, manages a farm, and has spent three decades working in the healthcare sector.

As part of her campaign initiatives, Sanford emphasized the importance of unity within the party. She advocated for fostering trust, ensuring transparency regarding policies, and efforts towards expanding the party’s base.

In her own words, Sanford stated, “I have talked to the district chairs on several occasions. They have been open about the improvements they’d like to see. I look forward to supporting these efforts by offering the resources, tools, and training needed to continue to win Republican offices.”

Sanford, in her personal capacity, is married to former Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford.

Furthermore, the North Dakota GOP has also welcomed other newly elected officials. These include Stephen Hillerud as Treasurer, Andrew Bornemann serving as Secretary, John Trandem as First Vice-Chair, and Jennifer Benson occupying the role of Second Vice-Chair.

Mitch Havens

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