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Vanessa Richter announces candidacy for Grand Forks County Commission

Former Grand Forks Police Department officer recently entered the business community.

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Vanessa Richter, of Grand Forks.
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GRAND FORKS — A former Grand Forks Police Department officer who recently entered the business community has announced an intent to run for county commissioner.

Vanessa Richter made the announcement in an email to local media.

"My core values of respect, accountability, courage, integrity and perseverance helped grow my career with the police department and are there for me owning my own business," said Richter, who resigned from the GFPD to open Blue Line Custom Detailing. "My care and love for the community of Grand Forks and the county of Grand Forks have grown since the day I moved here. My care and love keep me here, and my care and love make me want to keep making Grand Forks great. I truly love this community and the citizens that reside here."

Richter is a native of New Rockford, North Dakota, and moved to Grand Forks in 2008 to attend UND. Richter is a member of the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce and Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals and is second vice president of the Grand Forks Fraternal Order of Police.

Richter said business ownership has helped hone an understanding in "the value of every dollar spent." Richter said valuing every taxpayer dollar will be a priority and, being a former police officer, Richter acknowledges all constitutional freedoms.

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