Virtual Press Conference Thursday: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, and the Legislature

BISMARCK, ND — Dem-NPL Legislative Candidates will hold a virtual press conference on Thursday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. CT to discuss Behavioral Health in North Dakota, actions the legislature needs to take in the coming legislative session, and how COVID-19 has exacerbated one of the state’s greatest challenges.


  • Sen. Larry Robinson, who represents District 24.
  • Tracey Wilkie, District 16 House candidate, who has worked for 25 years on the front lines of behavioral healthcare.
  • Jackie Hoffarth, District 18 House candidate, who is a social worker.
  • Will Thompson, District 22 House candidate, who has featured behavioral health in his campaign.

To attend virtually

Members of the press who want to attend should RSVP to Alex Rohr at [email protected] to receive the Zoom link. Press are invited to ask questions after prepared remarks by each candidate. The event will also be broadcast on Facebook live for the public.