Miss America-Cara Mund plans to run for congress
Cara Mund, the former Miss America who received attention by criticizing the organization near the end of her reign in 2018, planned to run for congress in North Dakota as an independent.
Mund announced her nomination on Saturday and said she would start collecting the 1,000 signatures she needed to get ballots, The Bismarck Tribune reported.
If Mund brings together enough signatures in November, she will face the American Republican representative Kelly Armstrong, who is looking for a second mandate. And the Democrat Mark Haugen of Bismarck, an advisor who graduated from the University of Mary and has worked for a long time as a paramedic.
“I am very proud to be a North Dakotan,” Mund said in a statement. “This will be an honor and privilege to represent our people in congress. I am ready to start working and hope to prioritize North Dakotan.”
Mund said in 2018 that he had been intimidated and silenced by leaders in the Miss America organization. The Head of the Board of Organization then resigned.
Mund has said that her time as Miss America inspired her to participate in public service. She graduated from Harvard’s Law Faculty earlier this year.
Brief History of Cara Mund-Former Miss America who plans to run for Congress
Cara Mind was born on December 8, 1993. She got the crown of Miss North Dakota in 2017, and also got the crown of Miss America in 2018. She was the first one from North Dakota to win the competition.
In 2016, Mund graduated from Brown University with a degree in business, entrepreneurship, and organizations. She graduated from Harvard Law School in May 2022.
She is also a national award-winning dancer and choreographer. At the age of 14, Mund organized an annual fundraising fashion show for the benefit of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
On August 6, 2022, Miss America-Cara Mund plans to run for congress.