Auditor Josh Gallion is in Bismarck announcing his reelection campaign even as I type these words. He’ll be making a follow-up announcement in Fargo later on Thursday, Oct. 10, weather permitting.

You can read his full press release below.

Despite being young, by political standards, and just finishing up his first term, there was some hesitation on the part of the candidate when it came to a reelection campaign. Earlier this year, the state Legislature stuck language into the Auditor’s office budget, gutting Gallion’s discretion when it comes to performance audits of state agencies.

Those decisions, under the legislation, would need ratification from a legislative committee.

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