BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The new chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party says he's looking forward to working with the grassroots members of the party.
Robert Harms, a lawyer and consultant based in Bismarck, has been elected to replace Stan Stein as state GOP chairman.
Harms formerly served on the legal staff for Govs. Ed Schaefer and John Hoeven.
Harms says he will work with district chairs and elected officials to ``build the party and continue to deliver sound public policy'' for North Dakota residents.
Stein had defeated Harms, the state party treasurer, in the 2010 election. Stein opted not to seek another term this year.