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Published August 20, 2012, 02:17 PM

US House Candidate Pam Gulleson Visits With Students and Others in Grand Forks

Some UND democrats met with U.S. House Candidate Pam Gulleson today. Students asked her questions and learned how to get more involved in politics in North Dakota.

Some UND democrats met with U.S. House Candidate Pam Gulleson today. Students asked her questions and learned how to get more involved in politics in North Dakota.

UND students were excited to have the candidate on campus to talk about their concerns for the future and get other students involved in politics. Karly Moen has been interested in politics since she was a freshman at UND and joined the University Democrats.

Moen: "It sort of lit a fire in me and now I am hoping to do the same for other students."

Moen is concerned about issues including college tuition and job opportunities, concerns many other students have as well.

Moen: "There's been a lot of big issues that affect students directly, it'll be a good time for them to get involved."

Just one of the reasons U.S. House Candidate Pam Gulleson stopped by the UND Memorial Union today - to talk about students concerns.

Gulleson: "Obviously for us in North Dakota we'd like them to make their future here. We'd like to find opportunities to build job opportunities and create the environment that makes people want to stay right here."

The candidate hopes to help students do their part to get out there and bring raise some awareness for the upcoming election.

Jordan Storbey, University Democrats Vice President: "Encouraging other kids our age to be active in the political process because it's something that kids kind of disenfranchise themselves with now days."

Moen: "I think a lot of students realize that their voice is really important."

Gulleson: "Every campaign should be about the future so there's really no better place to start then with students here because they'll tell you directly you know, this is what I want to do and this is where I want to be."

The candidate also visited the UND Center for Rural Health, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and a meeting with Grand Forks doctors.

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