Todd Reisenauer announces candidacy for Public Service Commissioner

Todd Reisenauer announces candidacy for Public Service Commissioner

FARGO, ND – Todd Reisenauer announced today that he is seeking the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party endorsement for Public Service Commission seat currently held by Brian Kalk.

Reisenauer is an independent business consultant with extensive experience in the software industry. Over the last eleven years, he has worked in various capacities from business development to sales management. Reisenauer credits his business experience in giving him a perspective that is needed on the Public Service Commission (PSC).

“My business experience gives me a perspective that focuses on problem solving over winning political fights,” says Reisenauer. “It replaces the irrationality of one party control with pragmatic and objective assessments of the situation. Right now, state government is politically unbalanced. Nowhere is that imbalance on better display than on the PSC.”

Reisenauer criticizes the PSC for their slow response to critical needs resulting from the oil boom, especially infrastructure. “The PSC is playing catch-up. Their plan to include inspections of crude oil pipelines as part of their authority is only a decade too late. Creating a plan after the fact begs the quesiton: What else has the PSC overlooked that has left us unprepared?

“The PSC is also poorly handling the management of power and transmission lines. I recently had a client who had to move their entire Information Technology Department out of state because the power supply to their office was not reliable. They just couldn’t risk losing critical information from their server losing power. This is a prime example where one-party government is failing to build an infrastructure to sustain economic growth.

“North Dakota is truly blessed with abundant natural resources. Ultimately, the real metric to determine if this oil boom was worth it will not be in how many barrels oils we can pump per day, or how large of a surplus we can build. The real measure is how many families we can attract and keep in North Dakota for multiple generations. We will only do this by building stable, safe, and innovative communities. A big part of that building begins today and I intend to help build that future as a member of North Dakota’s Public Service Commission.”

Reisenauer, who grew up on a ranch southeast of Dickinson, has lived in Fargo since 1993. He attended NDSU where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology and a Minor in Religious Studies; he also holds a Masters in Management Degree from the University of Mary. He is a member of the Sons of Norway, an active volunteer in his daughter’s elementary school, and an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys fishing, hiking, and spending time on his family’s ranch. Reisenauer and his wife, Amy Jacobson, have a six-year old daughter, Tess.

North Dakota Democrats will hold their State Convention in Fargo, March 28-30.

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