Julie Fedorchak

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Julie Fedorchak
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North Dakota Public Service Commission
In office
January 2, 2013 - present
Term ends
Years in position 2
PredecessorKevin Cramer (R)
Base salary$95,611
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedNovember 30, 2012
Appointed byGovernor Jack Dalrymple
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Dakota (1990)
Place of birthWilliston, North Dakota
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Julie Fedorchak is a Republican member and current chair of the North Dakota Public Services Commission. She was named to the statewide position by Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) to replace outgoing commissioner Kevin Cramer following his 2012 election to the U.S. House. Fedorchak, who was serving as the state director for U.S. Senator John Hoeven at the time of her appointment, took office on January 2, 2013.[1]

Fedorchak ran for North Dakota Public Service Commissioner in the special election to fill the remaining two years in the unexpired term .[2] Julie Fedorchak won the general election on November 4, 2014.


Prior to her appointment to the NDPSC, Fedorchak served as North Dakota state director for U.S. Sen. John Hoeven. During the 1990s she was a spokesperson for Gov. Ed Schafer and ran a consulting business.[3]


  • Journalism degree, University of North Dakota

Political career

North Dakota Public Service Commission (2013-present)

Fedorchak has served as a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission since January 2, 2013.

Elections & Appointments


See also: North Dakota state executive official elections, 2014

When Fedorchak accepted her appointment to serve out the unexpired term of resigned officeholder Kevin Cramer following his election to the U.S. Senate in November 2012, she also expressed interest in running for a full term on the North Dakota Public Service Commission in 2014.[1]

Fedorchak ran in the special election for the office of North Dakota Public Service Commissioner to fill the remaining two years in the unexpired term . Fedorchak won the Republican nomination in the unopposed primary on June 10. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[2]


General election
North Dakota Public Services Commissioner, Special election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Fedorchak Incumbent 66% 156,596
     Democratic Tyler Axness 33.8% 80,319
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 401
Total Votes 237,316
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.


Fedorchak was appointed to the North Dakota Public Service Commission on November 30, 2012 by Governor Jack Darlymple, and was sworn in on January 2, 2013. She was selected to fill the vacancy created by commissioner Kevin Cramer's election to the U.S. House on November 6, 2012.


Fedorchak and her husband, Mike, have three children. They live in Bismark.[4]

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Preceded by
Kevin Cramer (R)
North Dakota Public Service Commission
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