“If you want something different to happen in D.C., send people there that ARE DIFFERENT.” – Jack Seaman
By Pat Ratliff
Jack Seaman, a businessman from Fargo, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress. He will run for the North Dakota At-Large District currently held by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R).
The Libertarian Party of North Dakota endorsed him at its August state convention in Carrington.
“Congress is stuck in perpetual gridlock,” Seaman said. “Republicans and Democrats aren’t getting the job done and they haven’t for a long time. We deserve better.
“I am running for Congress because I am sick and tired of the way our Federal Government is working or, in many cases, not working.
“I’ve talked to countless North Dakotans who share my frustration and they’ve encouraged me to run.”
Seaman, a North Dakota resident for 26 years, lives in South Fargo with his wife. He has two children, ages 17 and 14. He owns and operates MinDak Gold Exchange in downtown Fargo.
“When elected, I plan to do what I think most people in North Dakota would want me to do,” Seaman said. “I’ll follow the will of the people, follow the Constitution and try to get things done.”
Seaman feels he would be North Dakota’s voice for liberty in Congress, and would be a proponent of meaningful spending cuts, regulatory and tax reforms, debt reduction, restoring our personal freedoms and getting big government out of our lives.
“Our nation was founded on good principles and I believe if we use that foundation, along with a little common sense, we can hand off something better to future generations,” Seaman said.
Seaman said he decided to run for office because he has become fed up and disgusted with how our government is functioning.
“I figured if I really wanted to make a difference, it was time to do something,” he said.
Seaman, a former Republican, had switched to the Libertarian party recently, after attending some meetings and talking to others.
“I’m not running for politics as usual or to cater to party leadership,” he said. “I’m not a rehashed, career politician and I have no intention of becoming one.
“If voters want something different to come out of Washington, they need to send different people there. I’m just a regular guy who’s gotten fed up enough to take action.
“It’s not too late to turn this thing around. We can change our government, one seat at a time.”
Seaman plans a different kind of campaign also.
“The Libertarian Party tends to attract a younger voter demographic,” he said. “I plan to use quite a bit of social media in my campaign, more than has been used in North Dakota before. I can use that to my advantage.
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