Meet the Candidate: Kari Breker (North Dakota)

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Candidate Name:

Kari Breker

What office are you running for?

North Dakota Senate – District 16

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date

November 3, 2020

Why are you running for office?

I have my Masters of Social Work, used to be a child therapist, and care a great deal about social services, education and healthcare. For the past 10 years, I have been a stay-at-home-mom, raising 4 children and doing a lot of talking about what policies should change and decided it’s time to actually DO something to facilitate that change. I am a firm believer that we need to communicate to find commonalities in our goals for our communities, and then build off of those commonalities to find solutions we can all be proud of. Compromise is key.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

It seems that currently the biggest issue is all things surrounding Covid-19 and how it has drastically changed almost every facet of our lives. Creating financial security, affordable healthcare and mental health support is imperative during this difficult time.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

Compromise is one of the most important parts of the political process. We need to have the deep conversations, find our commonalities and build off of them. More politicians need to stand up for what is right instead of what their political party stands for as a whole.

What are your hobbies?

I am a photographer and find so much joy in capturing my children’s everyday life through my lens. What some people see as mundane, non-photographic moments, I see as parts of our lives I never want to forget.

What is the most recent book you read?

When I find time to sit down and read a book, I almost always enjoy a good thriller. The most recent book I read while on vacation (pre–Covid-19) was Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris, and it was fantastic.

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

We have four wild, but amazing children (ages 5-11) and two cats which we got as kittens last summer.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

Campaigning during Covid-19 is proving to be very different. Donations are always appreciated so we can effectively reach our voters via mailers and online marketing. We also need volunteers to do phone banking and potentially door knocking if it is deemed safe enough to do so.

Candidate Social Media:

Website | Facebook

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