JASON HEITKAMP

Bill would make State Health Officer, DHS Director elected positions

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – A state senator from Wahpeton has introduced a bill to make the State Health Officer and the director of the Department of Human Services elected positions. Republican Jason Heitkamp says the suggestion comes from a constituent. He says the Health Officer has a lot of power, as evidenced by orders issued during the pandemic. Heitkamp says…