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Newly Appointed Public Service Commissioner Sheri Haugen-Hoffart Launches Campaign

BISMARCK, N.D. – Newly appointed Public Service Commissioner Sheri Haugen-Hoffart will seek the republican nomination as she launches her campaign. Earlier today, Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Haugen-Hoffart to fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Brian Kroshus.


“I am grateful for Govenor Burgum’s appointment and look forward to earning the trust of voters in the upcoming election,” said Haugen-Hoffart. “As Chair of the Board for Capital Electric, my commitment to customer service excellence was a top priority. I intend to carry that same commitment to the PSC and will fight to protect North Dakota’s taxpayers.”

Sheri was raised in Rugby, North Dakota before heading to Grand Forks, where she’d graduate from the University of North Dakota. Haugen-Hoffart’s career of service began in the non-profit industry before taking on leadership roles in state government. Most recently, Sheri served as Chair of the Board for Capital Electric, a cooperative providing reliable electricity to Burleigh and southern Sheridan counties.


As the first female board chair in history for both Capital Electric Co-Op and Central Power Co-Op, Sheri led efforts to deliver outstanding customer service and streamline operations. As one of three Public Service Commissioners, Sheri remains committed to ensuring that utility providers are regulated fairly while fighting to protect consumers and taxpayers.


North Dakota's Public Service Commission plays an important role overseeing many of the critical services we rely on every day from energy and electricity to communications equipment and railroads. Sheri will fight to protect the security of our electric grid and the reliability of our supply chain.


Sheri lives in Bismarck with her husband Richard. Together they enjoy traveling and volunteering in the community.

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