North Dakota State House, District 41
Brandon was born in Richland County and raised in Lidgerwood, North Dakota. The oldest of three children, Brandon’s parents initially farmed and then owned/operated a successful restaurant in Lidgerwood for 20 years. Brandon is a second-generation small business owner that credits his work ethic and ability to speak with people to his many years working in the family business. Brandon graduated from Lidgerwood High School and received his Associated of Applied Science in Internet Design Technology in 2002, graduating with a 4.0 and President’s List honors. Brandon has resided in Fargo and District 41 since 2004, purchasing a house in District 41 in 2006.
Brandon founded his company, Simply Made Apps, in 2011 right in the basement of his house in District 41 with a $100 bill and a dream. In 2013, after many nights and weekends of hard work, he quit his day job to run the business full-time. Brandon credits the success of Simply Made Apps to hard work, listening to every customer, and building an environment in which people enjoy working. Moving from North Dakota was never an option for Brandon, always choosing to create jobs and grow the economy in Fargo. Brandon has been leading the fight in North Dakota for Net Neutrality, which ensures no one can slow or censor how North Dakotans use the internet. Brandon also founded North Dakota Open on Sundays to spearhead the effort to overturn the 1889 Blue Laws.
Brandon is running to for the North Dakota House because he believes District 41 needs a listener and a problem solver to work hard on behalf of the people who live here and not the out-of-state special interests. Brandon is stepping up to represent the people of District 41 because he believes it’s time for the next generation to give back to the city and state and wants new leaders to confront and solve problems with a fresh perspective. Brandon is running to represent the people North Dakota and not the PACs.