Sandi Sanford, the former 2nd lady of North Dakota, was named the new Chair of the North Dakota GOP Friday in Fargo. Running on a platform of uniting the party and supporting the values espoused in the party’s platform, Sanford defeated incumbent chair, Perrie Schafer.
Her campaign focused on creating trust among all stakeholders, transparency in all policies, and gaining traction with citizens enlarging the party’s base.
“I have talked to the district chairs on several occasions. They have been open about the improvements they’d like to see. I look forward to supporting these efforts by offering the resources, tools, and training needed to continue to win Republican offices,” said Sanford.
Sanford has been active in state and federal politics for 26 years. She has lobbied Congress on behalf of the American Association of Respiratory Care and Medicare Reform Act, assisted in implementing smoking cessation programs after the Tobacco settlement in 1998, and co-founded the Watford City Human Trafficking Task Force. She sits on numerous boards and commissions and is currently working on the federal Essential Caregiver Act.
Sanford is a small business owner, farm operator and has worked in the healthcare industry for the past 30 years.
Sandi is the wife of former Lt. Governor Brent Sanford. They have three children and reside in Bismarck.