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BISMARCK—Two state lawmakers announced Friday that they will run for re-election, and the state treasurer will announce her intentions on Monday.

Sen. Gary Lee, R-Casselton, said he will seek the Republican District 22 endorsement at the March 10 convention in Casselton.

A member of the state Senate since 2001, Lee is chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and a member of the Senate Education Committee. Lee also represents North Dakota on the Western States Transportation Alliance.

He is the director of Sleep and Pain Medicine Services at Sanford Health in Fargo and has nearly 40 years of public service experience.

Rep. Rick Holman, D-Mayville, has served in the House for District 20 since 2009. He worked on the Agriculture, Constitutional Revision and Human Services committees.

Holman is a retired teacher, farmer and professor who has been involved with several area organizations, including the Traill County Economic Development Commission.

“I want to continue to work with my friends across the aisle and be a sensible voice in our Legislature for the good of all citizens, especially those in District 20,” Holman said in a statement.

North Dakota State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt will have a news conference on Monday in Bismarck to announce her intentions on the treasurer’s race.

Schmidt was elected treasurer in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. Since taking office, she has worked to bring cost savings and efficiencies into the office, according to her biography on the state treasurer’s website.

She is a member of the State Investment Board, Teachers Fund for Retirement, University and School Lands Board, Tax Equalization and the State Historical Board.

On Thursday, Sen. Joe Miller, R-Park River, won the Republican endorsement for District 10.

Miller was elected to the Senate in 2008 and serves on the Finance and Taxation Committee, as well as the Agriculture Committee. He farms near Fordville.

“I am so humbled by the support I received. Many people drove long distances to vote and the positive reinforcement was so strong,” Miller said in a statement. “I am truly blessed to be a part of a greater community that has an unfailing commitment to better government.”

You can read more campaign news from northeastern North Dakota here. Grand Forks Democrats host a convention on Saturday. More on that here.

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