About Brandon Prichard
Brandon Prichard is a fifth generation North Dakotan who was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. While Brandon has both worked and studied in Minneapolis, he has remained active in North Dakota community service and politics. Brandon studied history, philosophy, political science, and religious studies at the University of Minnesota and is continuing his education at the University of Minnesota’s Law School and School of Public Policy. Currently, he works as a legal assistant for Eckland & Blando LLP in Minneapolis and as a technical specialist for BisManOnline in Bismarck. Brandon has also worked in inner-city public schools in Minneapolis for nearly three years as a mentor.
Brandon was a founding member and former state chair of the ND High School Republicans in 2017. He oversaw and organized 300 students who were passionate about conservative principles and community engagement. During this time, Brandon also represented the state of North Dakota in the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) where he engaged in discussions with experts and public servants on emerging threats, the legislative process, and effective policymaking.
In 2018, Brandon worked on Kelly Armstrong’s successful congressional campaign in Bismarck helping the Armstrong team fundraise, advertise, and plan events. During his undergraduate education, Brandon worked in Kevin Cramer’s Bismarck Office on case work and constituent outreach. Today, Brandon is an active member in the ND Young Republicans and a sponsor for the term limits petition.
Beyond his education and work experience, Brandon believes his biggest asset is the Christian values he bases his voting criteria upon and the conservative principles he brings to public service. Experience and education mean little if the principles that guide the voting habits of a politician are based on the checkbooks of lobbyists and elites rather than in unchanging principles of just governance and responsible rulemaking.
Brandon is proud to deny any contributions from lobbyists, PACs, and interest groups. He believes that legislators should only answer to their personal convictions and the citizens of their district. For this reason, Brandon does not consider himself a politician, but a resident of district 8 willing to step up to the plate for political accountability, pro-family values, and the needs of rural North Dakota.