Quotes from elected officials regarding the decision of North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple to not seek re-election:
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven
“Gov. Jack Dalrymple, a friend and colleague for many years, has spent a large share of his life serving the people of North Dakota with distinction in one capacity or another. Having served 16 years in the legislature, 10 years as my partner and lieutenant governor and more than five years as governor himself, Jack has cumulatively served the people of North Dakota for more than 30 years. He has earned the appreciation and respect of all North Dakotans.
“Mikey and I, along with all North Dakotans, are grateful for Jack and Betsy’s service and understand their desire to spend more time with their growing family. We thank them for their good stewardship of our state and wish them the very best for whatever the next chapter of life holds for them.”
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
“Over his more than three decades in public service in North Dakota, Gov. Dalrymple has made the state and its people his priority. He has been someone who will listen to all sides of a debate and work with those who disagree with him. During his tenure, I’ve been proud to call Jack and Betsy friends. They love North Dakota, and we saw their fight for our state in full force during the flooding in Minot and around the Missouri River Basin in 2011. Thank you to Jack for his work for North Dakota, and I wish him and Betsy well.”
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer
“First, I thank Jack and Betsy for their many years of service to the citizens of North Dakota. They serve with great grace and ultimate competence as our governor and first lady, running our state and representing it with dignity and integrity. Jack’s previous service as lieutenant governor and before that as a state legislator is marked with unusual influence and productivity. Kris and I wish Jack and Betsy all the best as they finish strong in office, and then as they transition to more family and personal time. Knowing them, I have no doubt they will continue to influence our state and its communities for good and will always make positive contributions to our nation.”
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