Fedorchak Announces Veterans Coalition, Including Four Former Adjutants General of North Dakota National Guard

Apr 23, 2024

BISMARCK – Julie Fedorchak today announced a coalition of veterans supporting her campaign that includes all former living Adjutants General of the North Dakota National Guard.

The group is chaired by retired U.S. Marine Brian Kalk and Julie’s husband Mike Fedorchak, a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

“I am honored and grateful for the support of these veterans, including all the living former leaders of our North Dakota National Guard. They embody the spirit of service and sacrifice that forms the backbone of our nation,” Fedorchak said. “I look forward to working with these and other North Dakota veterans to ensure their voices are heard and our government supports them as needed and promised. We will honor their sacrifices with the respect and dignity they deserve.”

Kalk, a former Public Service Commissioner, served with Julie for three years on the PSC.

“I am humbled to be chairing this coalition along with Julie’s husband, Mike,” Kalk said. “I had the honor of working daily with Julie on the PSC. She is intelligent, articulate, and understands that energy security means national security. Finally, Julie knows about the commitment our veterans make to serve our great country and will ensure our veterans are always treated fairly and with respect. She has my unwavering support!”

The coalition is a group of veterans who support Fedorchak, know she appreciates our nation’s service men and women, and believe she will use good judgement in representing our state in Congress. Coalition members will also serve as advisors to Fedorchak on military and veterans issues.

The Coalition’s first event is a Veteran Appreciation Coffee Friday, April 26 at 3:00 pm at the Minot VFW.

North Dakota is home to more than 55,000 veterans and has one of the highest per-capita rates of military service in the country. Fedorchak’s family has a history of service. In addition to her husband’s service in the Navy, her father Duane Liffrig served in the US Army during the Korean War, her father-in-law Mike Fedorchak was career Air Force and her grandfather served in World War I.

The current coalition is:

Mike Fedorchak, Navy
Brian Kalk, Marine Corps
General Keith Bjerke, Former Adjutant General of the North Dakota National Guard
General Mike Haugen, Former Adjutant General of the North Dakota Air National Guard
General A.P. Macdonald, Former Adjutant General of the North Dakota Air National Guard
General David A. Sprynczynatyk, Former Adjutant General of the North Dakota National Guard
Senator Michelle Axtman, Air Force
Wes Belter, Air Force, North Dakota Air National Guard
Senator Brad Bekkedahl, US Army Reserves, North Dakota Army National Guard
Randy Christmann, Public Service Commissioner, North Dakota Army National Guard
Dick Dever, Senator, Army
Becky Dohrmann, North Dakota Air National Guard
Auditor Josh Gallion, Air Force
Paul Goldschmidt, Air Force
David Hoffman, North Dakota Army National Guard
Andy Huisman, Army
Don Hertz, Army
Joey Hertz, Marines
Rick Hertz, Army
Senator David Hogue, North Dakota Army National Guard
Representative Lawrence Klemin, Army
William Liffrig, Air Force
Joe Liffrig, Coast Guard
Mac Magaster, Air Force
Rep. Bob Martinson, North Dakota Army National Guard
Darren Meschke, Air Force
Dale Mowry, ArmyRep. Jeremy Olson, Army
Dr. Troy Pierce, Army
Rep. Brandy Pyle, Minnesota Army National Guard
Norris Sabe, Navy
Sid Schmidt, Navy
Jim Simons, Army
Bill Striebel, Navy
James Bond, US Army

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