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“So I’m not as young as some people think I look,” he said. “I’m 34 years old for those of you who are trying to do some quick math in your head.”

Kraus-Parr, 36, an attorney and adjunct law professor at the University of North Dakota, was not at the convention because she’s helping UND law school students in an energy law competition in West Virginia. She accepted her nomination in a videotaped speech.