District 22 State Representatives Brandy Pyle and Michael Howe have announced they will seek reelection to the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Both Republicans are currently finishing their first terms in office.

Pyle, a Casselton resident, earned a bachelor of science in finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She is a graduate of the Council of State Government’s Henry Toll Fellowship and Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, alumni of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

“I choose to continue to the work of representing the citizens of the state of North Dakota to ensure a positive future for our children, opportunities for businesses, and a common sense approach to government spending," she said in a statement.

Howe, is a Casselton area farmer and small business owner, is completing his first term.

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"I am proud of our accomplishments over the last four years. We have been able to fund our priorities, while also reducing overall general fund spending by $1.3 billion," Howe said, adding, "Increasing funding to our local fire departments, reforming and simplifying the Farm Home Exemption tax and authorizing rail safety inspectors are all victories for District 22."

District 22 encompasses the cities of Casselton, Arthur, Buffalo, Page, Leonard, Davenport, Mapleton and Horace, as well as the Osgood, Eagle Run, The Wilds and Deer Creek neighborhoods of West Fargo.

The District 22 Republicans will hold their endorsing convention February 15.