North Dakota Democrats endorse new insurance commissioner candidate, sparking new lawsuit

North Dakota’s Democratic-NPL Party on Friday endorsed a new candidate for state insurance commissioner, days after the state Supreme Court ordered the party’s nominee removed from the ballot.


The party’s Executive Committee endorsed Mutual of Omaha insurance agent Jason Anderson, of Fargo, to replace Bismarck critical care respiratory specialist Travisia Martin, whom the court found “not eligible to hold the office of insurance commissioner” as she has not lived in North Dakota for the five years required of executive branch officials.