Congressman addresses North Dakota State Legislative Board

Members of the North Dakota State Legislative Board met in Bismarck, N.D., for their biennial meeting. Seated, from left: Ron Huff, 1st Vice Chairman, BLE Division 746 (Mandan, N.D.); North Dakota Congressman Earl Pomeroy; and Mike Muscha, Chairman of the North Dakota State Legislative Board and Member of BLE Division 671 (Enderlin, N.D.). Standing, from left: Mark Boushee, 2nd Vice Chairman, and member of BLE Division 95 (Grand Forks, N.D.); Dean Altringer, Secretary-Treasurer, member of BLE Division 160 (Harvey, N.D.); and Cheri Bonebrake, BLE Division 695 (Minot, N.D.).

Congressman Pomeroy attended the meeting and delivered a keynote address. At the meeting, the Board voted to change the meeting from biennial to every four years. The banquet was open to all North Dakota BLE members and their spouses, and special guests included: BLE Vice-President & U.S. National Legislative Representative Leroy Jones; Montata State Legislative Board Chairman Craig Gilchrist; Attorney General/Gubernatorial candidate Heidi Heitkamp; Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson; Candidate for Tax Commissioner Steve Tomac; Public Service Commissioner candidate Vern Thompson (also a North Dakota State Senator); and State AFL-CIO President Dave Keminitz.

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