One of the reasons I ran for state House was to provide a voice for people who aren't always heard at the legislature and to ensure North Dakotans and their families are our state's priority.


When doing grassroots advocacy, I worked with families who were frustrated by our legislature and their priorities. They were concerned about North Dakota's future.


Now, as your representative, I'm working on solutions to build on our state's past economic success while also ensuring we take care of our people and our land.


I grew up in North Dakota and earned my degree from North Dakota State University. I spent 13 years at Microsoft and Great Plains Software in Fargo before starting my own communications business in 2011.


I was honored as Woman of the Year in 2013 by the North Dakota Women’s Network, and I am the co-founder of two grassroots public policy advocacy groups related to privacy in health care and faith-based social justice work.


In 2014, I was the spokesperson and communications manager for North Dakotans Against Measure 1. Measure 1 -- an extreme 'personhood' constitutional amendment -- was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin statewide and by a 73%-27% vote in District 44.


When I'm not helping clients with their communications, you can find me walking our dog around the neighborhood or making quilts in my sewing room. I also serve on Fargo Theatre board, and I'm the vice chair of the North Dakota Women's Network board.


My husband, Shawn, and I are raising our two sons and a variety of critters in a beautiful 1929 home.  Our boys attend Roosevelt Elementary and Ben Franklin Middle School and are active with music and sports.


It was my great honor to be elected to the House of Representatives in District 44 on Nov. 8, 2016.

Representing District 44 In The North Dakota House

Karla Rose Hanson

We're for Karla!

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