Democrat announces bid for North Dakota U.S. Senate seat

An engineering professor at the University of Jamestown is running for U.S. Senate in her first run for elected office.


Katrina Christiansen, of Jamestown, is seeking the Democratic-NPL nomination for the seat held by U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., saying she wants to “strengthen our democracy.”


“I will be a strong, independent voice for all North Dakotans as your next senator,” Christiansen said in a video announcement Monday. “I have been proud to call North Dakota my home, and to raise a family here — and more than anything, I want to help build a better future for them. I want my neighbors to have a senator who’ll see them, who will listen to them and value them.”