Representative Gail Mooney (D) announces plans to seek re-election to the North Dakota House of Representatives for District 20. First elected in 2012, Gail has served two sessions with the N.D. House, and says she is “looking forward to the opportunity of another term.”
In her first four year term, Mooney sat on the Human Services and Government Affairs committees. Her legislative work focused on issues of human rights, women’s equality, combatting sex trafficking, enhancing services for brain injury individuals and their families, strengthened ethics and transparency in state government, and ardent advocacy for equal funding for rural North Dakota.
The North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders and the North Dakota Women’s Network have recognized her legislative work.
In the legislative interim Mooney has been appointed to the Human Services, Health Services, Political Subdivision Taxation, and Administrative Rules committees. She also serves as a member of the Brain Injury Advisory Group, and has been honored with a recent appointment to the North Dakota Supreme Court’s Services Committee.
In addition to the legislature, Mooney has served on the Traill County Commission, Traill County Health Assessment Group, Traill County Economic Development, and the Hillsboro Business Association. She is a past member of the North Dakota Women’s Network and currently serves as state director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Entering its 21st year, Gail continues to cultivate MoonShot Photography as owner and photographer while continuing her legislative duties.
She lives in Cummings, ND with her husband Walter. They have two children they affectionately refer to as “conflicted” as one is a graduate of NDSU and the other is about to start at UND.
In the release Mooney stated she “is eager to continue the legislative work begun on behalf of District 20. The ability to build cross-boundary relationships, arrive at common ground solutions, and develop policy strategies based on people, not politics, is steeped in tradition in District 20, and is central to my legislative approach”.