Sue Fretland, Towner
The state of North Dakota is in a unique and enviable position as this election approaches. We are enjoying unprecedented growth and prosperity; but, we have another unusual situation. We have two good men running for the office of governor.
Jack Dalrymple picked up the reins when John Hoeven was elected to the United States Senate. His policy has been "do no harm." He has reacted to whatever situation presented itself in this state. Is this what we want from our governor? I think not.
Ryan Taylor, on the other hand, has a vision for North Dakota. He has formulated policies that are proactive, that meet changes head on rather than act after the fact. He has proposed a change to the distribution of oil and gas tax monies so those counties and communities most impacted would benefit from the dollars being produced there. He has plans that would assist growing schools and stressed law enforcement agencies.
He recognizes the necessity of working with both public and private agencies to meet housing and child care needs in North Dakota. In short, he is a new breed of politician. Not only is he honorable and well-spoken but he has vision and plans to carry out that vision.
On Nov. 6, we can vote for more of the same or for leadership with a vision for all of North Dakota. Ryan Taylor is the man to lead us in these challenging, rewarding times.