"A vote for Measure 1 is not a Republican, Democrat or Independent vote, but an American vote. It is a vote for open, ethical government and will put an end to anyone, inside or outside of North Dakota, from buying influence."
Judge Thomas A. Davies, Presided over Fargo Municipal Court for 45 years and practiced law for 55 years
Bismarck Backyard Club - Ironworkers Local 512 - Represent Bismarck-Mandan
"Our North Dakota government must always be of, by and for the people of North Dakota. Measure 1 will help ensure that this will be so."
Bruce Hagan, Retired Public Service Commissioner
"When a major corporation can give a state official a gift worth close to $40,000, you know there is a problem."
Susan Wefald, Retired Public Service Commissioner & Author
"I believe an ethics code and an ethics commission, to assist in interpreting that code, is something that would improve the credibility of state officials and would increase the confidence the people of ND have in decisions made by our elected officials."
Gordy Smith, Retired State Audit Manager
"Opponents of Measure 1 are arguing that the measure would violate First Amendment free speech rights by requiring individuals to report personal expenses incurred when testifying or otherwise trying to influence legislation or other actions by public officials. This is a straw man argument that has no merit because the language in Measure 1 is a mandate to the Legislative Assembly to enact legislation and that legislation should be drafted to address the intent of the constitutional measure without violating the First Amendment."
John Olsrud, Retired Director of ND Legislative Council
Allen Hoberg: Attorney General's office (retired), Legislative Council (retired), attorney
Bob Peterson: former ND State Auditor
Bruce Hagan: former Public Service Commissioner
Byron Dorgan: former US Senator
Darrell Dorgan: journalist
David Schwalbe: rancher
Dina Butcher: agriculture, state government, community services
Earl Pomeroy: Former US Congressman
Ellen Chaffee: Former President of VCSU & Mayville
Gordy Smith: former State Audit Manager
Jeanne Prom: tobacco prevention and control policy
John Stern: business owner
Kathy Tweeten: NDSU extension service (retired)
Kent Conrad: Retired US Senator
Mary Rennich: human rights advocate
Rebecca Thiem: attorney
Sarah Vogel: former Agriculture Commissioner
Susan Wefald: former Public Service Commissioner
Judge Thomas A. Davies: Presided over Fargo Municipal Court
Waylon Hedegaard: labor leader
It's the right thing to do--just makes good sense.
Kathy Tweeten, Treasurer of North Dakotans for Public Integrity