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Sen. Jessica Unruh, R-Beulah, speaks in 2017 in favor of House Bill 1151, a bill dealing with oil spills. 

District 33 Republicans have endorsed two incumbents and a newcomer for legislative seats.

Meeting Feb. 19, the group selected state Rep. Gary Kreidt, of New Salem, and state Sen. Jessica Unruh, of Beulah. Party members also endorsed Bill Tveit, of Hazen, for outgoing state Rep. Jay Seibel's seat. Seibel has said he will not seek re-election. 

District 33 GOP chair Fred Stern said in a statement that the group is proud of the candidates: "They will work hard for the people of District 33. Our candidates intend to conduct an active campaign. They will be out there discussing the issues important to District 33 and North Dakota.”

Kreidt is a 16-year legislator serving on the appropriations committee's human resources division. He is a retired nursing home administrator and farmer.

Unruh is the Coyote Creek Mine's environmental manager. She was first elected in 2012. She serves on the energy and natural resources and interim taxation committees. 

Tveit is a former Mercer County commissioner and retired owner/manager of a farm equipment dealership.

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