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2 newcomers run for ND House in District 45

Tim Hoye1 / 2
Janelle Steinberg2 / 2

WEST FARGO – A small-business owner and the director of a beauty pageant announced on Monday, Jan. 29, their plans to run for North Dakota’s House of Representatives in District 45.

Tim Hoye, who owns a web design and social media consultancy in West Fargo, is seeking the Democratic-NPL endorsement.

“I know firsthand how technology drives growth in all sectors – from online retail, to education, to agribusiness and farming,” he said in a statement. “I believe with the right legislation we can achieve the goal of bringing more high-paying jobs and more prosperity to our communities.”

Janelle Steinberg, a self-described “full-time mom” in Fargo and co-director of the North Dakota International Pageant, released a separate statement Monday saying she plans to seek the Republican endorsement.

She said she “will be an advocate for conservative values, working to promote, a sound, honest and constitutional government in the State of North Dakota.”

Steinberg is a North Dakota State University graduate and vice chairwoman of the District 45 Republican Party, according to her news release. She is married and has six kids.

Hoye, who was born in Breckenridge, Minn., and his wife, Jayme, have lived in West Fargo for seven years and have a pet dog named Toby, according to his news release. He is a graduate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

District 45, which includes north Fargo, West Fargo, Harwood and Argusville, is currently represented by Reps. Mary Johnson, R-Fargo, and Tom Kading, R-Fargo, as well as Sen. Ronald Sorvaag, R-Fargo. Both Johnson and Sorvaag said recently they would run for re-election.