Becker, a plastic surgeon and businessman who represents Bismarck in the North Dakota State Legislature, is challenging incumbent Senator John Hoeven for his U.S. Senate seat. Becker narrowly lost the Republican Party’s endorsement to Hoeven at the state convention in April. Now, he’s running as an Independent.
Mund, a Harvard Law School graduate and Miss America 2018, is challenging Representative Kelly Armstrong for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She’s running as a pro-choice Independent.
Because neither candidate received a party’s nomination, they needed 1,000 valid signatures for their names to appear on the ballot. The Secretary of State’s office validated them last night and notified the candidates this morning.