Mandan senate candidate opens up on why he’s running

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MANDAN, N.D. - The next person to fill Sen. Dwight Cook’s, R-Mandan, District 34 seat will have big shoes to fill.

Former Tesoro executive and candidate Al Anderson says he’s not trying to be a replacement, but he does agree with many of the fiscal policies Cook led. Anderson says his next step is getting out in the community and trying to figure out what the issues of his district are. Anderson is seeking the GOP nomination for six-term senator. He described himself as a fiscal conservative who is relying on his is experience in private and public sector to win votes.

“The economy in North Dakota is by far the most important thing to me. From that, you need to have a business-friendly as well as a low-tax environment,” said Anderson.

Anderson is the first person to publicly seek the GOP nomination for the seat.