Panel advances two dozen candidates for North Dakota’s first ethics commission

BISMARCK — A panel charged with selecting members of North Dakota’s new state government ethics commission identified two dozen candidates for further consideration during a meeting at the state Capitol Friday, June 21.

Members of the selection committee, composed of Gov. Doug Burgum and the Senate’s majority and minority leaders, each brought their own list of preferred applicants to the meeting. There were three candidates that each panel member included on their list: Ronald Goodman, a retired district judge from Oakes; Cynthia Lindquist, president of Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten; and Jonathan Sickler, chief legal officer of Grand Forks-based Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services.