- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Republican party has named Roz Leighton as its new executive director.

The 24-year-old Leighton is has worked as a staff member for U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and the North Dakota House GOP caucus.

Leighton is a Minneapolis native. She graduated from North Dakota State University last year with a degree in agricultural economics.

She replaces Jason Flohrs, who held the post for just over two years. He left last month to take over as the Minnesota state director for Americans for Prosperity, the organization backed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

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