BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota's newest congressman now has
to decide when he'll be leaving his job on the state Public Service
Kevin Cramer's term on the regulatory board has four years to
run. He'll be resigning before year's end to become North Dakota's
only U.S. House member.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple will appoint Cramer's successor. Cramer says
he wants to speak to the governor about whether Dalrymple has
anyone in mind for the opening.
Cramer says he doesn't want to leave the commission unless his
successor is ready to go.
The commission has three members. The other two are Chairman
Brian Kalk and temporary Commissioner Bonny Fetch. Fetch will be
replaced by newly elected Republican Randy Christmann.
Christmann defeated Democrat Brad Crabtree on Tuesday to win his