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Published February 16, 2012, 04:34 PM

UND Student Body Pres. Oversen, Mock, Schneider Seeking Dist. 42 Nod

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - UND Student Body President Kylie Oversen will join Representative Corey Mock and Senator Mac Schneider as they seek the Democratic-NPL endorsement for Grand Forks' District 42.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - UND Student Body President Kylie Oversen will join Representative Corey Mock and Senator Mac Schneider as they seek the Democratic-NPL endorsement for Grand Forks' District 42.

Dem-NPL leaders will endorse candidates on Saturday, February 18.

Republican Representative Stacey Dahl said she would not seek re-election in the district.

Schneider is a Grand Forks attorney and was elected to the Senate in 2008. Mock has represented District 42 in the Senate since 2009. He is Executive Director of the Third Street Clinic in Grand Forks.

"Whether it is working to make college more affordable or voting to lower property taxes for Grand Forks homeowners, we have worked hard to effectively represent the people who elect us," Schneider said.

"This is an exciting and critically important time in North Dakota," Mock added. "We need state leaders who will work to maximize our opportunities and address the significant challenges that have come with our good fortune," Mock said.

Oversen, 23, from Killdeer, ND, will graduate from UND in August. She was elected as Student Body President last year and will finish her term in March.

"It has been rewarding to serve UND as Student Government President, and I am looking forward to the possibility of a new challenge in representing our community in Bismarck," said Oversen. "However, as a western North Dakota native, I also want to productively address the impact of oil development that continues to affect places like my hometown. North Dakota is one big community, and I plan to work with members of both parties and legislators from all four corners of our state to help address the challenges that we face," Oversen said in a release issued Thursday.

District 42 includes the UND campus and includes a significant portion of UND students.

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