Lori VanWinkle

Lori VanWinkle. 

Lori VanWinkle (R), formerly Lori Miska, a Hastings High School graduate, was elected as the North Dakota House District 3 Representative on Nov. 8.

VanWinkle secured her victory by clearing incumbent Jeff Hoverson (R), her closest competition in both the ND State Rep. District 3 Republican primary and general elections, by just under a percentage point. 

VanWinkle was driven to run for state representative because of the government's handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, which she characterized as an “overreach.” She felt the mandates tied to the COVID-19 response constituted infringements on the freedoms and liberties of American citizens. 

When the legislator in her district retired, VanWinkle saw an opportunity and decided to enter the arena and fight for political office. She he has since focused her aim on supporting pro-life bills and legislation that opposed universal masking and rejects gender-affirming medical procedures. 

VanWinkle said she was told she would not be able to win on a “God platform,” but she bucked that predication whilst campaigning on the importance of “bringing our roots back to a Biblical worldview.”  

“It is the Lord raising leaders into position, and contrary to the narrative, I won by a large margin. I am headed to the legislature to stand for our future, for a proper education for children, sanctity of life, a right use of property tax and truth in government,” VanWinkle said. 

Prior to her campaign, VanWinkle spent 13 years as a stay-at-home mother and has worked the last two and a half years as a real estate agent out of Minot, ND.

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anthony Celata

The people of ND must be extremely stupid. They elected the village i.d.i.o.t to represent them. She is proposing such urgent, important!!! Legislation such as, banning litter boxes from schools! I dont know her personally but I'm going to guess that she is one of those religious nuts that believes anything that comes out of donald dumb a.s.s's mouth.

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