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Published February 9, 2024

Jose Castaneda Announces Dis. 40 Candidacy

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MINOT – Jose Castaneda announces his candidacy for the District 40 seat
in the North Dakota Senate that was held by retiring longtime Minot area lawmaker Karen
Krebsbach. Jose and his wife Feliciana have eight wonderful children that range in age from 14
to 23.
Jose was born Mexico City and his family legally immigrated to the United States in 1985. In
1992 he very proudly became an American citizen. Jose’s mom is a retired teacher, and his dad
is an electrical engineer. He was raised in Tucson, Arizona and graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant
from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2000. Jose
continued giving back to his adopted country by serving 20 years in the United States Air Force
after graduation.
After serving as an instructor pilot at Sheppard Air Force Base, he became a B-52 pilot. He was
initially stationed at Minot Air Force Base from 2008 to 2013 then after two and a half years at
the Pentagon, he requested to return to Minot to finish his last assignment from 2016 until his
retirement in 2020.
“I feel fortunate to have spent half of my military career at Minot Air Force Base in the
great state of North Dakota. Like many veterans that have ‘come north’ to Minot Air
Force Base, I decided to make Minot my home after retirement. I love this state and the
people of Minot.”
Jose continued impacting his community after leaving the Air Force. He puts his military
training to use by serving as a medevac pilot flying in and out of Minot International Airport.
Jose, inspired by his experience in the United States and North Dakota, wants to give back and
as such, is currently an at-large member of the District 40 Republican Party and a candidate to
serve the residents of District 40 in the state legislature. He intends to focus his legislative
efforts on the Republican Party platform ideals of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and
limited government.
“As an immigrant, I know first-hand that the opportunities that this country has to offer
are second to none. But to turn opportunity into real success requires a tremendous
amount of hard work and dedication. My goal is to truly represent every member of
District 40 ensuring that the legislation that leaves Bismarck adds true and real
opportunity for every person and family by protecting individual liberty, inspiring
personal responsibility, and ensuring limited government.”
The District 40 republican party endorsement is on March 12th, the primary election is on
June 11th, and the general election is on November 5th.

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