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District 13: Rep. Wieland seeks third term

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Representative Alon Wieland announced that he is seeking a third term in the North Dakota House of Representatives from District 13 in West Fargo.

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Wieland has served on the Human Services and Political Subdivisions committees and on the House Appropriations in the Human Services subsection for the last three sessions. The subsection deals with budgets for the Human Services Department, Health Department, Corrections Department, Veterans Affairs and Veterans Home, Indian Affairs, the Arts Department, and others. He currently sits on the Long Term Care, Health and Human Services, Government Services, and Budget Section interim committees. Wieland also serves on an appointed committee that is working with the Department of Corrections for the remodeling of the North Dakota Penitentiary.

Before serving in the North Dakota House, Wieland spent 20 years as a Cass County Commissioner. During his tenure on the commission, he served as chairman five times, sat on many boards and committees, and also served as President of the North Dakota County Commissioner Association, and the North Dakota Association of Counties. Goals achieved during those years were the Joint Dispatch for Cass and Clay Counties, Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth and West Fargo, the construction of the Cass County Jail, Home Rule Charter, and the construction of the Cass County Annex addition, and the Court House Addition.

"I have always tried to be objective while serving the citizens of Cass County and West Fargo, and to use a common sense approach," Wieland said. "While it is important to take care of our most vulnerable citizens and look forward to the future, we must always be cognizant of spending, and keep taxes as low as possible. Another priority is to do everything we can to promote private sector jobs."

Retired from the real estate sales and appraisal business, Wieland has served as president of the West Fargo Jaycees, West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, FM Multiple Listing Service, and the Red River Valley Fair, and has received numerous awards and recognition. He also was involved with flood control on the Sheyenne River, resulting in the completion of the Sheyenne Diversion.

Wieland can be reached at awieland@nd.gov, or at 701-282-9470.

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