I am a 26 year old, lifelong North Dakotan.
I spent my early childhood in Grand Forks and at eight years old, our family moved to the rural community of Northwood. After graduating high school in 2012, I attended the University of North Dakota and graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. I worked in retail full-time during college and have been promoted within that company to my current management position in Minot.
In 2015, the primary campaigns of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders made me realize just how strongly the economy is not working for many working-class Americans. Since that realization, I have dedicated significant time to try and best understand where exactly our politics became broken. Today, the political power of the average American is miniscule. To fix the problem, we need young and working class Americans everywhere to run for public office.