Hoeven Names Cameron Western ND Field Representative

Williston-Based Jon Cameron to Provide Constituent Services to Western Counties

WILLISTON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today named Jon Cameron to provide constituent services to residents of western North Dakota. Cameron will be based in Williston and will serve western counties, including the communities of Dickinson, Belfield, Killdeer, Watford City, Stanley, New Town, Crosby and Tioga. The new office will help the Senator assist constituents, businesses and community leaders as they address infrastructure needs and other challenges in this rapidly growing area.

Oil production in North Dakota recently surpassed 700,000 barrels a day, solidifying the state’s rank as the second leading oil and gas producing state in the nation. In fact, Williston was the nation’s fastest-growing micro area between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city grew by 8.8 percent, and two other western North Dakota micro areas, Dickinson (fourth) and Minot (eighth), also were among the 10 fastest growing. Further, to accommodate the region’s growing population, both Delta and United Airlines have recently announced new non-stop service between Williston and Minneapolis and Williston and Denver respectively.

“Western North Dakota is a fast growing region of our state. This staff addition supplements my other western offices in Bismarck and Minot and focuses a full-time person in the heart of the energy patch to work for these constituents every day,” Hoeven said. “Jon has a proven track record of serving the public. He has a good understanding of how communities work and can be a great asset to both residents of the region and my office as we work on issues important to this part of our state.”

Joining Hoeven for the announcement were Williston Mayor Ward Koeser, Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford, Crosby Mayor Les Bakken, Williams County Commissioner Dan Kalil and other community leaders, developers and legislators.

Cameron has more than 36 years in public service, working with state agencies, both in the central office and in the field, as well as county agencies and municipal government. As the former city administrator of Valley City, he has a good background and understanding of issues facing residents on both the county and city levels.

In Valley City he was heavily involved in infrastructure projects and worked on flood protection during the record floods of 2009 and 2011 in eastern North Dakota. He worked extensively with then-Governor Hoeven during the flood of 2009. He also worked with Hoeven to secure a $15 million upgrade to the city’s water treatment plant.

In the course of his former work, Cameron has experience and working relationships with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other federal agencies. He has also worked closely with numerous state agencies, including the governor’s office, the North Dakota National Guard, Department of Emergency Services, Department of Transportation, State Water Commission and a range of other agencies.

Cameron has held executive and administrative positions in Oklahoma, Florida and Texas, in addition to North Dakota.

Cameron’s email address is jon_cameron@hoeven.senate.gov. He can also be reached by phone at 701-580-4535.