Statement on the Passing of Rae Ann Kelsch

Date: October 30, 2018

NFIB’s North Dakota state director was universally regarded and respected

Contact: Gary Selvy, Executive Director of State Government Relations, or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager,

BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 30, 2018—Statement from Gary Selvy, NFIB executive director of state government relations, on the passing of NFIB North Dakota State Director Rae Ann Kelsch:

The entire NFIB family across the nation has lost a much beloved and respected colleague with Rae Ann’s passing, and North Dakota has lost a tireless and effective advocate for small business. We were blessed to have had her with us after her many years of stellar service as a state representative. It was only a month ago when her good humor and great knowledge enlightened a conference she was at in Nashville. We will mourn our loss for a long time.”


For more than 75 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

National Federation of Independent Business/North Dakota
PO Box 7370
Bismarck, N.D. 58507
Twitter: @NFIB_ND

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