Former North Dakota lawmaker joins Democratic-NPL gubernatorial ticket

North Dakota’s Democratic-NPL Party has set its ticket for governor and lieutenant governor.


Hours before the candidate filing deadline on Monday, Dickinson/Killdeer veterinarian and former Killdeer School Board member Shelley Lenz — who has been campaigning for governor the past two months —  announced former state Rep. Ben Vig as her running mate.


Vig, 36, is a fifth-generation farmer from near Sharon, in eastern North Dakota. He served one term in the House, from 2006 to 2010, when he was defeated for reelection. He lost another bid for District 23 House in 2014.