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Privatize the North Dakota Public Service Commission

Privatize the North Dakota Public Service Commission
Introduction I have made my position clear that I would like to see the Public Service Commission phased out and essentially abolished. I have received much criticism (here, here, here) for what I consider to be a rational and logical position to take when considering the economic and ethical implications. The P.S.C. is incapable of determining and guiding appropriate economic signals... Read More

LPND 2016 Platform

LPND 2016 Platform
MISSION STATEMENT:   The Libertarian Party of North Dakota is committed to the enhancement in the standard of living for the individual while respecting the right to life, liberty, and property. PREAMBLE:         As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his... Read More

Marty Riske, ND Gubernatorial Candidate

Marty Riske, ND Gubernatorial Candidate
Fargo businessman Marty Riske has announced his candidacy for Governor of North Dakota. Riske, former State Chair of the Libertarian Party in NorthDakota, is a first time candidate. Citing widespread grassroots support and calls for him to run, Riske said, “With so many critical issues facing our state and the support of so many throughout North Dakota, I have decided... Read More

Thomas Skadeland, Candidate for ND Public Service Commissioner

Thomas Skadeland, Candidate for ND Public Service Commissioner
Thomas Skadeland is a 27 year old from Portland, North Dakota.  He is a third generation Electrician and has worked in the family business in the Mayville-Portland area since he was 14 years old.  He also holds a B.S. in Education from Mayville State University. While in college, he developed a passionate interest in Economics, Political philosophy, and U.S. history.... Read More

Kevin Johnson, Candidate for ND House of Representatives, Dist. 16

Kevin Johnson, Candidate for ND House of Representatives, Dist. 16
Kevin Johnson is a long-time resident of Fargo who is running to represent District 16 in the North Dakota House of Representatives.  After a political discussion with his family over Thanksgiving dinner a family member mentioned to him, “you should vote Libertarian” after hearing him explain his political opinions.  Kevin looked into the Libertarian party, and not only decided to... Read More

Robert Marquette, Candidate for US Senate

Robert Marquette, Candidate for US Senate
Robert Marquette was born in Kansas City in 1959. In 1971, he moved with his family to Dallas, Texas where he lived until 2001. Mr. Marquette worked in the semiconductor industry during the 90’s for the Malcolm Baldrige Award winning company, ST Microelectronics, as a CVD Operator and Equipment Service Technician. In 2001, Robert moved to Baltimore, Maryland when he... Read More