(Bismarck, ND) -- A North Dakota Agricultural Commissioner Candidate is sharing why he is looking to earn your vote in the upcoming November General Election.
Fintan Dooley is running to become the state's Agricultural Commissioner. He shared his goals on WDAY Midday, saying the state needs to clean up the mess it made in the oil fields. Dooley says he is looking to reduce spill related incidents, clean up problems he says companies have left behind, and more.
"I'm running for the industrial commission. The AG Commissioner is going a good job on half of his job, only half," said Dooley, "I'm there to carry his briefcase and drive him to site where he can open his eyes, listen, learn, and begin what's 70 years overdue. Fixing the mess that exhausted oil wells have left for us."
The candidate says actions need to be taken to make sure our lands need to be reclaimed and healed so they can continue to produce "beer, bread and beef". Dooley says the current Agriculture Commissioner has not done enough to alleviate the problems that come with "being deaf and closing our eyes" to oil pipeline leaks.
"We really need to look at the fact [that] North Dakota was craving jobs, so we were willing to be deaf, we were willing to be blind, we were willing to sacrifice our land to get jobs. That was the way it was when the oil industry came and I saw it in its earliest stages at Fryburg [North Dakota]."
Fintan Dooley is running to become North Dakota's Agriculture Commissioner in the upcoming November General Election. You can learn more about voting in North Dakota by clicking here.